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Life story work is an important way of helping trauma and particularly those affected from families where parents have either separated or are no longer living with their child/ren to bring together their past into the present, in order to help them to move into the future.  Life Story work is a powerful way to help make sense of life experiences and back history for all ages. This can be helpful for either child or adult.

According to the national charity Fosterline, the principles of the Children Act 1989, the Adoption and Children Act 2002, the Fostering Services Regulations 2011 and the Adoption Agency Regulations 2005 underpin direct work with children and Young People including “life story work”. However, this tool, as mentioned earlier, can also be used with adults too.

The primary goal of Life Story Work is to assist people to prepare for the future by first putting together a complete narrative of their past and present life experiences; including stories about relatives, friends, where they lived, significant events, achievements, dreams, fears and aspirations.

Sessions take place at The ACC in Dudley and typically last 3- 4 sessions. Each session lasts between 40-60 minutes.


ACC General Opening times:  Monday – Friday:  10am – 7pm. Saturdays: 9am - 3pm


ACC Team:

ACC Coordinator/Team Leader:  Christian Dixon

ACC Administrator:  Ben Franklin

Tel: 01384 211168


Please feel free to contact us either by telephone or email. We will endeavour to respond to all calls and emails within two working days.

ACC Governing Team:

Chair: Neil Allen

Secretary: Julie Nettleship

More Life Story Service: History
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