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

Find out more

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


weight of Sandstories visual aids


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

Hear more from Sue

Latest blog posts

  • Finding our way
    One of the joys of delivering Sandstories training is that I am able to draw on many different creative sources to illustrate the stories of real children, so that they can encourage us to strengthen our child-centred practice. In tellingContinue reading “Finding our way”
  • Animal-assisted therapy
    Some of the most beautiful stories I have encountered as I deliver Sandstories around the UK, have been those about the relationship between animals and vulnerable children and adults. I could probably write a book with the many descriptions thatContinue reading “Animal-assisted therapy”
  • Moral injury
    The delivery of Sandstories training for more than a decade has coincided with many years of so-called austerity and reductions in resources for vulnerable children. This has meant that local authorities and other agencies have been very noticeably “raising theContinue reading “Moral injury”