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Attachment Research Community (ARC) | Key partners working with the virtual school | Birmingham City Council

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Attachment Research Community (ARC)

<>Birmingham Virtual School works closely with the Attachment Research Community (ARC).


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

A key message is that learning starts with attachment. 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 adults sense of safety and relationships need to be rebuilt, in order for them to learn.

The Attachment Research Community 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.

Further information and resources from the Attachment Research Community (ARC).