All Schools Attachment & Trauma Aware by 2025

  • • Supporting Schools to Become Attachment & Trauma Aware 
  • • Enhancing Existing & Potential Collaborative Communities of Support 
  • • Collating & Providing a National Platform for Research & Practice • 
  • • Helping to Provide & Extend a National Voice for Attachment & Trauma• 
  • • Recognising, Celebrating & Sharing Best Practice 


The Attachment Research Community is a charitable organisation set up in 2017.

ARC supports the development of best attachment and trauma aware practice in education to benefit everyone's mental health and well-being. Through the ARC network, conferences, regional events, annual award and development planning tools, ARC supports members to develop and embed their practice.

We provide:

ARC Annual Conference
A full day of learning that can be used as part of your CPD

Regional Workshops
Bringing together peers to share challenges and celebrate best practice

Annual Awards
For innovate and excellence in attachment and trauma aware practice

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Our Approach

Nationally there is a range of emerging best practice in using the findings of neuroscience, in particular, understanding the processes of attachment and trauma, to support children to achieve their potential.

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Our Trustees

Our board of trustees is a group of people who have been looking at knowledge and practice around attachment aware settings for years.

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Become a member

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