NATP LIMITED (t/a National Association of Therapeutic Parenting) Not for Profit

Organisation. Registered Number is 10705603

The NATP exists to:

Provide support, education and resources for Therapeutic Parents and supporting professionals relating to therapeutic parenting, effective interventions, compassion fatigue and the effects of early life trauma.

To promote better outcomes for children who have suffered early life trauma, by significantly improving the consistency and quality of support available to Therapeutic Parents in the UK and Worldwide, regardless of whether they are Foster Carers, Adopters, Kinship Carers, Special Guardians, Step Parents, or Birth parents.

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Rosie Jefferies

Managing Director


Glynis Hough

Director of Volunteers

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Lisa Richings

Head Administrator/Office Manager 

Macie Hickman

Head of Volunteers

Shannon Carter


Sami Byrne 

Therapeutic Parenting Lead

Liza Barry

Therapeutic Parenting Lead


Jane Mitchell

Director of Family Stability 

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Sarah Dillon 

Director of Therapeutic Parenting Services 

Trudy Firks 

Membership Officer

Jane Wood 

Volunteer Coordinator

Deborah Lycett- Clements

Therapeutic Parenting Lead

Dave Edwards

Therapeutic Parenting Lead



"I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the staff of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents (NATP) who support me in our mission to provide effective support to all Therapeutic Parents and change lives for children who have suffered trauma.

I would also like to thank the parents who contribute every day to our Facebook group and give us all such great inspiration and ideas. I would particularly like to thank all the moderators and volunteers who help to empathetically support Therapeutic Parents in their journey through the NATP, and our workshops, training and online for all the wise words and encouragement they share so selflessly and voluntarily every day.

Most of all, I would like to thank my husband, who became one of the most patient, resourceful therapeutic parents I have ever met, and my children, who are the joy of my life, for teaching me more about therapeutic parenting than any expert ever could."

 - Sarah Naish, The Founder of NATP.