This section provides a range of resources to support practice. Some resources provide additional information that may be of help.
- Video clips: foster carers and a young person talking about their experiences of providing and receiving secure base caregiving
- The Secure Base model: Professor Gillian Schofield
Secure Base Developmental Checklists
Secure Base Interview and Analysis
Secure Base Dimensions Summary Chart
Secure Base Case Studies
Positive Caregiving approaches by Secure Base Dimension
Secure Base Posters
The Secure Base model: promoting attachment and resilience
A training programme:1 session
Training Programme: 1 session (PDF)
A training programme: 5 sessions
|Training Programme: 5 sessions (PDF)|
|Session One PPTs||Introduction & Availability|
|Session Two PPTs||Sensitivity|
|Session Three PPTs||Acceptance|
|Session Four PPTs||Co-operation|
|Session Five PPTs||Family Membership|
Because caregivers and childcare professionals have found these ideas and resources helpful, we want to make them readily available through this website.
There are two simple conditions for their use:
- The source of the materials should be acknowledged. That is: Providing a Secure Base, Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
- The core elements of the Secure Base model (that is, the model itself and the cycles) should not be changed.