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Our work

We work to break damaging cycles of family dysfunction and child maltreatment through research, advocacy and implementation of a primary prevention approach – preventing harm before it happens.

Our work involves the following steps:

  • We bring together the best of international scientific understanding of both root causes and solutions to ACEs
  • We use this knowledge to spread awareness of ACEs and train local communities to create practical, effective and culturally sensitive local action plans
  • We work with policy-makers to assist practical adoption and implementation of these action plans

As an educational charity, we share what we learn with (and are constantly learning from) local communities and encourage policy-makers, academics, police, third sector organisations, community groups and practitioners to become trauma informed and supportive of local initiatives to address problems before they escalate

We work in partnership with local areas to implement best practice and develop local and sustainable ACE preventive solutions that most suit the needs of local communities. It is important to engage with and support local communities where much of the understanding of local areas, and needs, resides.

Our collaboration with the third sector enables us to project the message of 'primary prevention' far beyond what, as a small charity, we could do on our own. We have worked in partnership with many partners including Big Lottery Fund, NSPCC and Dartington.  

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