The very first moment you consider becoming a parent via adoption is the start of your adoption journey; an exploration of whether this is the right option for you and the steps that you will need to take as you build your family.

As part of the support that you will receive throughout this entire process and beyond, at ARC Adoption North East you will benefit from various training such as: Stage 1 and Stage 2 training, Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy (PACE) training, and connected by adoption training, all of which will help you, and those close to you to prepare for you becoming a parent. Training takes place on the following dates throughout the year. 

2020 Training dates for adopters

Please see below training dates for 2020


Stage One Training

January 2020, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th

February 2020, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd

May 2020, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd

July 2020, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th

August 2020, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th

October 2020, Saturday 31st & November Sunday 1st


Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy (PACE) Training

January 2020, Saturday 25th

March 2020, Sunday 15th

June 2020, Saturday 6th

July 2020, Saturday 18th

September 2020, Saturday 12th

November 2020, Saturday 14th


Stage Two Training

January 2020, Saturday 18th

March 2020, Sunday 8th

May 2020, Saturday 16th

July 2020, Saturday 11th

September 2020, Saturday 5th

November 2020, Saturday 7th

*Please note: these dates are subject to change.


For more information about training email a member of the ARC Adoption team [email protected] or call 0191 516 6466