Join ARC

Attachment and trauma aware approaches inspire effective practice in many highly successful schools and settings. Joining ARC connects you to our network and supports your development of best practice.

2022 ARC Annual Conference
Attachment and Trauma - teaching, learning and emotional wellbeing in school

22 November 2022 - Live & Virtual Conference tickets available 
 tickets onsale soon

Support our Call to Action

Attachment and Trauma Awareness - learning, teaching
and emotional wellbeing in schools. 

Win £1000 for your school

Nominations for 2021 are now open! Calling all Virtual Schools to nominate their schools to be in with a chance of winning £1000 to carry on their attachment aware and trauma informed practices. 

In Care, In School

Empowering young people in care, and care leavers to tell schools and other students how they felt, and the barriers which they faced. The resources are to help teachers and pupils to understand, from a young person’s point of view, what it is like being in foster care and having an education.

Support & Resources during COVID-19

ARC is committed to supporting schools, setting and the young people they serve during this exceptionally difficult time.

Support our Call to Action

Attachment and Trauma Awareness - learning, teaching and emotional wellbeing in schools.

Why start here?

Attachment theory explains how children build an internal working model of themselves and the world through relationships. Trauma, abuse, neglect, separation and bereavement have adverse effects, which means the child and adult's sense of safety and relationships need to be rebuilt in order for them to learn.

The Attachment Research Community (ARC) supports schools and settings to develop best attachment and trauma aware practice. ARC is a charitable organisation set up in 2017 with a mission to support all schools to be attachment and trauma aware by 2025


Our Approach

The ARC supports the development of best attachment and trauma aware practice in education in order to benefit everyone's mental health and well-being. ARC supports members to develop and embed their practice. 


Our Trustees

The ARC was founded by Virtual Heads and Academics who saw how attachment and trauma aware approaches made a difference to young people and adults in schools and settings. 


Become a member

By joining The ARC you will become part of a growing community of schools, settings and many more who are all committed to developing best practice by sharing their learning about attachment and trauma.


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