Attachment and Relationship-based Practice

David and Yvonne Shemmings


Professor David Shemmings, OBE, PhD, is the Director of the Attachment and Relatonship-based Practice programme, Co-Director of the University of Kent's Centre for Child Protection and Visiting  Professor of Child Protection Research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. Professor Shemmings is the author of more than 60 articles, books and chapters on relational-based practice, theory and research.

Together with Yvonne Shemmings, MA, author and experienced  trainer, and based on David and Yvonne's own experience in training over 5,000 child protection professionals, Professor Shemmings founded the Attachment and Relationship-based Practice programme*.

The Attachment and Relationship-based Practice programme aims to help practitioners gain a deeper and more theoretically-informed understanding of human relationships and, even more importantly, to equip them with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

For more information about the project, please contact Prof. Shemmings -  enquiry@arpractice.org.uk.


* formally known as the Assessment of Disorganized Attachment and Maltreatment project.

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