Inspire Training Group are the leading experts in Therapeutic Parenting and Trauma.


Inspire Training Group was established in 2007 and draws on the experience of a number of professionals including Attachment specialists within the therapeutic community, adopters, and foster carers. The real-life experience of those working on the project is highly valued by the families who receive our help.

We often hear that the only way to truly understand the reality of how it feels to live with a person with Developmental Trauma is to have that experience oneself. As a result of this, we have found that parents are open to our ideas and input as we have used the methods ourselves, lived through it, and gained results.


Sarah Naish

MD qualified as a social worker in 1991 and is a Therapeutic Parent of five adopted children. It is this experience that was applied to our successful therapeutic model within the fostering agency she previously owned, which she has since sold and set up Inspire Training Group.


Sarah Dillon

Therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Child and adult therapist for those with attachment difficulties, complex and developmental trauma. Attachment Consultant for numerous Fostering Agencies delivering Therapeutic Parenting Training courses to parents and social workers throughout the Midlands and North of England.


Rosie Jefferies

Rosie has 12 years of child care experience. She also has first-hand experience of being therapeutically re- parented and is an advocate for children in care. Rosie is currently Panel Member for a Therapeutic Fostering Agency. Author of Therapeutic Children's Books.


Sair Penna

With a background in early years (BA Hons) and teaching (PGCE), Sair has experience of working with children and their families for the past 15 years, as an early year’s practitioner, lecturer and parenting tutor to teenage, and young parents.


Jane Mitchell

An independent trainer working primarily in the field of adoption, fostering, and social care. Has been independent since January 2015, having been a trainer for 10 years, as well as a tutor in Health and Social Care and Childcare in a college for 5 years.


Helen Tavner

With a background in early childhood studies, and experience of mentoring learners in a work environment, Helen provides learner support and manages the enrolment process for the Centre of Therapeutic Parenting Studies.


Glynis Hough

Glynis is a therapeutic foster carer and former Social Worker. Glynis also worked for Foster Talk as an advocate working on behalf of foster carers who had serious allegations made against them. In 2015 Glynis became involved with Therapeutic Parenting as a result of needing support with highly complex children. Glynis completed the Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting and now enjoys supporting all parents via The National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) both as an advisor, NATP Listening Circle Coordinator, and Super Mentor. She also delivers training.


Danielle Whatling-Gleadall

Danielle's daily responsibilities include answering the telephone, dealing with enquiries, and confirming information for course bookings. Helping Rosie in the office, Danielle helps towards the completion of training tasks, sorting calendars, booking venues for training, and assisting our trainers with their training resources/needs.