Welcome to Sandstories

Unique child safeguarding training, using creative storytelling and reflection to equip the workforce with memorable and lasting insight into child-centred practice

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Training options

Choose from the Essential or Embedded sessions. Bespoke training can also be provided to suit your needs. Read more.

About Sandstories

Harnessing the stories of real children through experiential, creative presentations and a variety of visual aids. Read more.


Sandstories always seeks the most cost-effective service for training commissioners, ensuring the best value for money. Read more.

Sandstories in numbers


miles traveled to deliver Sandstories


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Sandstories commissioners

Hear from participants

“Training I will never forget as a worker and human being.”

Home-school liaison worker

“I would absolutely, definitely, emphatically recommend this course.”

Occupational therapist

“One of the best training courses that I have attended in over 28 years of service.”

Social worker

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Latest blog posts

  • Gift of Nature
    It’s hard to imagine that Sandstories was ever off the road during the pandemic restrictions because my capacity is by now almost completely booked up for the next 12 months. I’ve had so many enquiries from commissioners who are nowContinue reading “Gift of Nature”
  • Staying connected
    Sandstories training has now been back on the road for a couple of months and I have been privileged to meet with extraordinary practitioners in Glasgow, London, Southampton, Shropshire, Cheshire, the north-east of England and the Home Counties. This hasContinue reading “Staying connected”
  • Repeating patterns
    It’s been more than a year now since Sandstories was on the road, spending time with frontline practitioners across the UK and sharing stories about child-centred practice. As enquiries and commissions have started to come back in, I admit thatContinue reading “Repeating patterns”