Laura Hanbury Laura Hanbury

Laura Hanbury is a family practitioner and PhD research student at Royal Holloway University. Her current PhD research focuses on the behaviours of adolescents in care, alongside the attachment organisation of foster carers and how it affects the way they may perceive and respond to the children that they care for. Having worked in the field of family support and child protection for over 15 years, she also works as an independent lecturer, author and trainer, specialising in the analysis of family dynamics and behavioural responses through the lens of attachment theory and research. Laura’s overall work is centred around the study of how behaviour develops in the context of experienced attachment trauma.

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How to use professional curiosity to understand social and emotional responses

This practice guide will consider professional curiosity in relation to the most difficult areas of child protection practice and look at the potential barriers to developing a curious mind when it comes to finding meaning in the social and emotional responses of others.

Guide to shame and recognising how it may present in children (and adults) in the child protection system

ADHD or trauma: working with the potential for misdiagnosis

Explores the overlap in presentation between ADHD and children who have experienced trauma to help social workers be alert for misdiagnosis and support all children