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What is the National Trauma Training Programme (NTTP)?

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and to supporting the resilience and recovery of all children and adults affected by psychological trauma. Part of this commitment includes investment of over £6 million since 2018, to establish a National Trauma Training Programme, led by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to support a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive workforce and services across Scotland.

The Programme provides accessible, evidence-based trauma training resources, including a leadership development component, as well as a team of Implementation Co-ordinators to support all sectors of the workforce to embed and sustain trauma-informed practice. In 2021, the Programme further established a network of senior ‘Trauma Champions’ from across Local Authorities and Health Boards, who will be supported by NES and the Improvement Service to influence change across local areas and ensure sustainability beyond the life of the Programme.

Our overarching vision for the National Trauma Training Programme is:

“A trauma informed workforce and services across Scotland, capable of recognising where people are affected by trauma and adversity, that is able to respond in ways that prevent further harm and support recovery, and can address inequalities and improve life chances.”

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The information on this website provides links to key trauma training resources from the National Trauma Training Programme that are openly available to support all members of the Scottish workforce to work towards this vision.

We invite you to watch a brief introductory film about the National Trauma Training Programme from Dr Sandra Ferguson, and to use the visual and webinar recording for a more detailed overview.