Adverse Childhood Experiences

NEW - Child poverty 'beginning to look like a state of emergency'

Buttle UK warns that more children are living in poverty now than at any other time in the past 10 years. More HERE

NEW - New visitor centre at Glenochil Prison

An estimated 20,000 children are affected by parental imprisonment. The new centre at Glenochil will provide a welcoming space out with prison security. More HERE

School survivors animation

What does school feel like for the child or young person living with trauma pain? This video is a collation of some of their voices. Made by parents of traumatised children. More HERE

Survival in school

Free handouts from Inner World Works to help learners and teachers understand what survival states look like in the school environment and what they can do to help. More HERE

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?

ACEs refer to stressful events occurring in childhood between 0 to 18 years. Trauma can lead to reduced educational attainment, mental and physical health problems and difficulties in adult relationships. The report ‘Polishing the Diamonds: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Scotland’ provides an overview. More HERE

The Life Chances of Young People in Scotland

A report from Naomi Eisenstadt, Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, stresses that wellbeing and mental health must be a focus when we address poverty and inequality. More HERE

The elephant in the (class)room

“As an adult, the classroom seems safe. There isn’t an obvious or logical connection to continuing fears, in our safe context.  It seems contradictory. What I forget is that the pain and fear are not in the environment. The pain and fear are hidden inside the child” More HERE

Tackling the attainment gap by preventing and responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences

The role of universal education in enabling all children to flourish and achieve their full potential can be affected by the extent to which children come to school ready to learn in a classroom. Downoad the pdf docement HERE

Using an Adverse Childhood Experiences tracker to inform targeted support in school

Drawing on the experiences considered in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research, this resource has been developed to provide evidence and intelligence for schools with high levels of deprivation. More HERE