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Gwent Attachment Service


Our values and vision

We are a small health-based psychology service with a brief to improve outcomes for children and young people impacted by disrupted attachments and developmental trauma.

Rather than carrying out direct clinical interventions with children and families, our work revolves around training professionals to understand developmental trauma and attachment. This understanding is then integrated in to the work of the professionals.

  • We believe that the most important relationships for children are with those closest to them and those they see in their day to day lives. We are passionate about training professionals who provide care and support to children and families.
  • We believe that it is vital to have a shared language across agencies and within our communities
  • We are committed to supporting trauma informed organisations and leadership structures in agencies across Gwent; where the impact of this practice is recognised, understood and supported.


The professionals we train and support

We train and support professionals across a wide variety of contexts. Examples of this include: Social Care Teams, Education Staff, Healthcare Workers, Court Guardians, Magistrates, Criminal Justice Workers, and the Welsh Government. We are also striving to influence the inclusion of these ideas in core training for professionals so that newly qualified professionals will be starting their careers with an expectation that this will be part of their working culture.


Contact Us

Twitter: @GwentAttachment

Email: abb.gwentattachmentservice

Phone: 01633 436996

Where are we?
Gwent Attachment Service
Llwyn Onn
St Cadoc's Hospital
NP18 3XQ

Interested in receiving our support?

If your team works with children, young people, or families in Gwent and would like to receive support from our service, please contact us on the email address above. We’d love to hear from you.

Our service model

With our small resource across Gwent, we believe we will have the greatest impact by up-skilling all the people in children’s lives. This way, children (and carers) can get more effective help and support at the earliest point possible because all professionals and services will be using the same approach. We therefore do not accept direct referrals for assessment or therapeutic for children or young people

Our model for sharing knowledge and developing a skillset in the professional network is outlined below.