Children’s Lives Matter

At Matter we focus on delivering evidence based child health and social care training and consultancy that is tailored to the individual needs of our clients. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve professional practice in the child health and social care sector.

About Matter

We firmly believe in providing compassionate, non-judgemental and person-centred care for vulnerable individuals. Professionals who work with children in care often experience challenging behaviour, and our workshops highlight that challenging behaviour is a form of communication and should be understood alongside the child’s past adverse life experiences.

Organisations and teams that adopt a compassion focussed way of working with young people are likely to see improved outcomes, and our aim is to empower workforces and whole organisations to provide the best possible care for those in need of their services.

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Our News

Child Health and Social Care Training

Community of Communities Annual Forum

Yesterday we attended the Community of Communities conference in London. This was the 15th Annual Forum, held at the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London.

Child Health and Social Care Training

Meet the Team

Our team consists of Forensic Psychologists, Consultant Social Workers and Residential Managers with a wide range of clinical and forensic experience.

Child Health and Social Care Training

Introducing Matter UK

Dedicated to providing tailored, professional and expert training to our clients, Matter is now live across Nottingham.

Matter Supporting You

Tailored training

Courses to suit the needs and requirements of individuals

Expert knowledge

Highly qualified trainers with passion and expertise for what they do

Patient approach

Making time to make sure you understand

Our Blogs

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How is it Possible to Reduce Challenging Behaviours in Children With EBD?

Just over a month ago, Joe Rafter, Director and Principle Trainer at Matter UK wrote a blog about the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) of children and adolescents in a residential children’s home environment. In the blog, he focused on the fact that most residential homes in the childcare industry are managing the behaviour of children […]

Compassion Focused Care

Why Compassion Focused Care is Essential in the Childcare Industry

Before we can address why compassion focused care is essential in the childcare industry, it is prudent to explain what compassion is. In my opinion, the concept of compassion is best articulated through the teaching of the Dalai Lama XIV. The Dalai Lama stated in The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living that “If […]

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