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Resources to support therapeutic space design in schools

You can download the following resources about the design of therapeutic spaces in schools at the foot of this page:

Therapeutic spaces in schools: design to benefit care-experienced children and the adults who work with them. This booklet of the 2021 research project by Dr Emma Dyer and Dr Sara Freitag, looks at therapeutic design through an attachment aware lens across several AfC schools. It includes useful tools such as a framework for an audit of the spaces in your school. 

There are two sets of powerpoint slides from training sessions held for Designated Teacher forums (2021 and 2022).

Five top tips for designing a therapeutic space is a pdf that complements the presentation by Emma Dyer on 17 May 2022. Emma's website preciousspaces.org is another resource that includes ideas for creating therapeutic spaces in schools.