The Secure Base Model
Promoting security and resilience
The Secure Base model is at the heart of what we do.
This model, devised by Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek from the University of East Anglia (UEA), is drawn from attachment theory, and has been adapted to include an additional element, that of family membership, for children who are separated from their birth families.
The model proposes five dimensions of caregiving, each of which is associated with a corresponding developmental benefit for the child.
The dimensions overlap and combine with each other to create a secure base for the child, as represented below: