Wednesday, 11 April 2018


We do not expect everyone who does the training to be as steeped in CUSTTAD as we are but we do expect them to know as much as possible about where the approach came from and what circumstances led to it being considered necessary

Based on our training experience, those who subsequently became the most effective Custtad workers had a thorough knowledge and understanding of both its long held aims and its continuing aspirations.

Anyone who might view Custtad as a possible easy fix for children who are experiencing profound and complex difficulties is likely to be disappointed It is an approach which requires to be employed with much sensitivity, care and attention.

And we believe that those with a genuine commitment to the approach (one which is based on a full appreciation of what Custtad is about) are the workers most likely to provide children with the kind of response they most need.