East Midlands Regional Lead:

East Midlands includes: Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland

Local Authorities:

Amber Valley Borough Council
High Peak Borough Council
Peak District National Park Authority
Ashfield District Council 
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Bassetlaw District Council
Leicester City Council
Rutland County Council
Blaby District Council
Leicestershire County Council
South Derbyshire District Council
Bolsover District Council
Lincoln City Council
South Holland District Council
Boston Borough Council
Lincolnshire County Council
South Kesteven District Council
Broxtowe Borough Council
Mansfield District Council
West Lindsey District Council
Charnwood Borough Council
Melton Borough Council
West Northamptonshire Council 
Chesterfield Borough Council
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Derby City Council
North East Derbyshire District Council
Derbyshire County Council
North Kesteven District Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
North Northamptonshire Council 
East Lindsey District Council
North West Leicestershire District Council
Erewash Borough Council
Nottingham City Council
Gedling Borough Council
Nottinghamshire County Council
Harborough District Council
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

Regional Updates:

March 2023

In the East Midlands region, the Derbyshire Virtual School has been leading a yearlong Attachment Aware Schools programme (recently re-titled as Attachment & Relationship Aware Schools programme) for 8 years and worked with a quarter of their four hundred plus schools in the county. This programme of  work has had national recognition and was highlighted in a national research study undertaken by the Rees Centre exploring best practice in this area of school support and development.

Hadley Report

The Rees Centre is part of the department of education at Oxford University and aims to improve the education, wellbeing, and life outcomes of those who are, or have been supported by children’s social care services, with a focus on children in need (including those in care), adoptive and special guardianship families and care experienced adults.

Additionally, you may want to take a look at a blog which explores the positive impact being attachment and trauma aware had on school capacity to cope with the many challenges experienced during the Covid pandemic.

Being an attachment and trauma aware school during the Covid global pandemic — (ox.ac.uk)
Local Area Trustees- Lizzie Watt and Anne-Marie McBlain