Welcome to Yellow Kite


New! for 2015 – TouchBase – a Support Provision for Sussex Primary and Secondary Schools 2016/17 – follow the link for more information:
Welcome! The Yellow Kite is set up to advocate for a special tribe of children and young people who have been misunderstood and misinterpreted in our schools and communities for too long. Members of this tribe are at risk of exclusion from the very places that could give them the opportunity of second chance learning. They are better known within our schools as “at risk”, “vulnerable”, “in need”, “looked after”, and “adopted”, but they have one thing in common: they have all experienced significant relational traumas and losses. This could have involved separation from birth family, foetal alcohol/drug abuse, severe neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence or, more commonly now, a complex mix of these. These children and young people have lived a courageous journey of survival to date, often at a considerable cost. Yellow Kite believes that deep down every in every child, however invisible, hostile and rejecting they may seem, is a deep longing to be seen, known and truly understood. We carry the hope that even a tiny flame may, with nurture, patience and understanding, grow into a greater light. We seek to unlock the potential in every child and to make a connection with who the child was intended to become.

Our aims are:

1) to raise awareness of attachment difficulties and developmental vulnerability

2) to give a language to the behaviours that we see

3) to promote inclusion in every sense

4) to engage corporate responsibility in adaption and recovery so that these children & young people can have what they need in order to reach their potential.

“We can all make a difference!”

NOW ACCREDITED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON:  Attachment Lead in Schools Training – 7 day modular training over 7 months
Understanding how to support adopted, fostered and vulnerable pupils to settle and learn. Presented by Louise Bomber – click here for more information and to book a place.

Click Here for training for individuals


The Attachment Lead Network – Click the following link for resources, training and more for schools, authorities and organisations:

attachment lead network



John Timpson