Lucy’s background is in secondary Geography having worked in both mainstreams and alternative provisions for over ten years. A key aspect of her current role is to work with students, teachers, carers, social workers, Virtual Schools, SEND teams, local schools and other agencies and services to ensure academic outcomes for the young people placed within Bryn Melyn Care. Lucy Wright works as a SENCO in a residential care organisation, Bryn Melyn Care. The organisation operate an attachment-based model based on the work of Dan Hughes and Kim Golding, focused on providing a secure base, building relationships, and managing behaviour of young people with distorted models of attachment defined by early life neglect, abuse or trauma. The model is underpinned by training and support which provides care practitioners and education teams with an understanding of the challenges of caring for young people with complex needs alongside practical approaches to build connections and support behaviour. The approach is developed from Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) which draws on theories of attachment, developmental trauma, neurobiology, caregiving, intersubjectivity, and child development. The model seeks to promote a therapeutic relationship between professionals and young people through concepts of playfulness, curiosity, acceptance and empathy.