Every child has the right to be brought up in a way which maximises their potential and provides them with a strong sense of identity whilst developing their personal esteem.
This is rooted in their very earliest experiences within the relationships they develop and the interactions that they experience.
The Snowdrop Project is committed to working towards assisting the bonding process between infants and their carers, helping to promote children’s ability to make and sustain relationships and to ultimately become healthy adults in both body and mind.
We believe that everyone working with children should have some knowledge of the attachment process, as it affects everyone.
The Snowdrop project was set up in 1999 at what is now a designated Children's Centre. It was set up in response to a need identified by the manager.
The project works with parents who either themselves or other professionals have identified as having difficulties in the attachment process between themselves and their children.
The work is undertaken by two family workers with input from a social worker and psychologist. It is mainly an outreach service
This type of work presents many challenges but with hard work and perseverance they can often be overcome.
There are often complex difficulties which have hindered the attachment process. Initially clients may be reluctant to engage until they feel confident there is a service that can help them. As a result we don't automatically discharge clients after a couple of missed appointments.
View our Training and Methods pages for further information on how we can help you.