Hide this page


The Leadership Pledge of Support

We are grateful to the following organisations who have pledged their ongoing commitment to embedding trauma informed principles and practice in Scotland to support anyone affected by psychological trauma.

Signatories to this pledge agree to:

  • Work with others to put trauma-informed and responsive practice in place across our workforce and services. 

  • Deliver services that wherever possible are actively informed by people with lived experience of trauma.

  • Recognise the central importance of relationships that offer collaboration, choice, empowerment, safety and trust as part of a trauma-informed approach.

  • Respond in ways that prevent further harm, and that reduce barriers so that people affected by trauma have equal access to the services they need, when they need it, to support their own journey of recovery.


We want to use this Pledge as an opportunity to raise awareness of, and demonstrate our shared commitment to supporting and embedding a trauma informed culture across our workforce and services in Scotland.

Please click here to see how your organisation can sign up to the Pledge. 

Scottish Government

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is committed to working with partners to facilitate a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive workforce and services across Scotland to support anyone affected by psychologica...

Read More

COSLA

COSLA

As we build back stronger we must ensure that our services are accessible and available to everyone. That no-one feels shamed in using them and that we develop trust that is meaningful and lasting....

Read More

Police Scotland

Police Scotland

Police Scotland is committed to supporting our communities, especially those identified as being vulnerable and at risk. We do this in our daily working practices, liaising closely with natio...

Read More

NHS 24

At NHS 24 we are delighted to share our commitment to our workforce and the people of Scotland. We will continue to embrace the value of Trauma Informed practice in our everyday behaviours.

Read More

Social Work Scotland

Social Work Scotland

Social Work Scotland are absolutely committed of the leadership pledge for trauma informed practice. This has been agreed to by our Board Members, and we are adopting and embedding a trauma informe...

Read More

Violence Reduction Unit

Violence Reduction Unit

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit recognises the impact that Traumatic Events and Adverse Childhood Experiences play in perpetuating violence and abuse, limiting life choices and achieving posit...

Read More

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.  We administer benefits on behalf of the Scottish Government.  These benefits will be introduced in stages...

Read More

ADES

ADES

ADES pledge our support to being trauma informed and responsive. Nurturing relationships with skilled adults and collaborative leadership are crucial i...

Read More

Barnardo's

Barnardo's

Barnardo’s Scotland has made an organisational commitment to being a trauma-responsive organisation and we have been working hard over the last couple of years to ensure an understanding of t...

Read More

Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

The importance of being alive to the needs of all our service users lies at the heart of the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service ethos.  We understand people coming into our buildings to giv...

Read More

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland

The Rape Crisis movement in Scotland is committed to working towards a Scotland which understands the importance and power of being trauma informed.  For survivors of sexual violence having their e...

Read More

Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland

At Who Cares? Scotland our staff and volunteers hold meaningful and transformative relationships with people, some of whom have experienced trauma. Some of our staff and volunteers, as with the res...

Read More

×

The Scottish Government is committed to working with partners to facilitate a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive workforce and services across Scotland to support anyone affected by psychological trauma. Since 2018, we have invested over £1.5 million in the National Trauma Training Programme, led by NHS Education for Scotland and informed by experts by experience. Our 2020-21 Programme for Government committed to extend the Programme for a further two years (to 2023).

Read more

×

As we build back stronger we must ensure that our services are accessible and available to everyone. That no-one feels shamed in using them and that we develop trust that is meaningful and lasting. 

Our workforce is at the heart of making this happen and therefore COSLA and Scottish Local Government are committed to the National Trauma Training Programme Leadership Pledge. We will work together to make sure everyone is supported in the work that they do and that they themselves are well. Our aim is to make everyone feel personally valued for their work. In doing so we will set the foundation for wider change that puts trauma-informed practice in place, delivers services actively informed by people with lived experience, recognises the value and importance of relationships built on trust and responds in a preventative way to reduce further harm and remove the barriers to our services.

×

Police Scotland is committed to supporting our communities, especially those identified as being vulnerable and at risk. We do this in our daily working practices, liaising closely with national & local partners.  

Read full pledge 

×

At NHS 24 we are delighted to share our commitment to our workforce and the people of Scotland. We will continue to embrace the value of Trauma Informed practice in our everyday behaviours. 

We are investing in a Trauma Informed workforce by working in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland. We will provide educational resources and a culture of learning through the value of shared experiences. 

We will enhance the resilience of our workforce through supervision, coaching and reflection. We will continue to provide a journey that is caring, compassionate and responsive, to support anyone affected by psychological trauma. 

Through active and meaningful engagement with people in Scotland who are affected by trauma, we will continue to provide them with opportunities to take part so that they can support us to develop, improve and promote the services, employment and volunteering opportunities that we offer. 

×

Social Work Scotland are absolutely committed of the leadership pledge for trauma informed practice. This has been agreed to by our Board Members, and we are adopting and embedding a trauma informed culture across our team, work to support members and our projects, as well as with partners.

×

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit recognises the impact that Traumatic Events and Adverse Childhood Experiences play in perpetuating violence and abuse, limiting life choices and achieving positive outcomes for individuals within Communities and Society in general. We aim to educate and develop a Trauma Informed and responsive workplace with particular emphasis on staff wellbeing. We actively promote the National Health Service (NES) Trauma Skilled Practice Training with employees, close partners and a broad spectrum of Organisations, ranging from Police Scotland to the Scottish Prison Service and Professional Football Clubs.

This approach involves working collaboratively alongside those who have lived experience of trauma, recognising where people are affected and the importance of responding in ways to prevent further harm. We look to support recovery through intervention on offending behaviour, providing educational and vocational opportunities, addressing inequalities and improving life chances caused by trauma and adversity.

×

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.  We administer benefits on behalf of the Scottish Government.  These benefits will be introduced in stages...

Read full pledge

×

ADES pledge our support to being trauma informed and responsive. Nurturing relationships with skilled adults and collaborative leadership are crucial in ensuring the best possible trauma and adversity informed responses for all our children and young people. Staff in Scotland’s education settings are increasingly skilled in understanding and meeting the needs of children and young people who experience adversity and trauma. Practice is informed by the principles of the Getting it Right for Every Child national practice model and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act (2014) including: ensuring the child’s voice and their views are central; building trusting relationships between children their families and education staff; offering the right support from the right people at the right time; strengths-based approaches and working together, doing with, not to. These principles complement the principles of Trauma Informed Care. ADES welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively, building on our existing trauma informed and nurture led practice. 

×

Barnardo’s Scotland has made an organisational commitment to being a trauma-responsive organisation and we have been working hard over the last couple of years to ensure an understanding of trauma-informed practice underpins all of our work with children...

Read full pledge

×

The importance of being alive to the needs of all our service users lies at the heart of the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service ethos.  We understand people coming into our buildings to give evidence or to serve as jurors often do so with a degree of nervousness.  Our ambition is to make that process as comfortable as possible.   

We continue to train our staff in being trauma aware and our Court Officers,  Macers and Clerks will do all they can to support anyone engaged in the criminal justice or tribunals system.  We value our staff too, consequently we are developing a number of training and support opportunities for our people.  This will both increase their knowledge in relation to trauma but also provide access for any member of our team who may, for any reason, need to access support. 

We understand that in all we do and all we provide it is essential we are best placed to support everyone who comes into contact with our Service.  We will continue to learn and develop our practices and processes as we continue on our shared journey.  

×

The Rape Crisis movement in Scotland is committed to working towards a Scotland which understands the importance and power of being trauma informed.  For survivors of sexual violence having their experiences and responses understood and being met by people and systems which take trauma into account is vital. Building a workforce, organisations, systems and culture which are compassionate, empowering and which value the safety, voices and needs of survivors after trauma  is a driver for us, and we are committed to working in partnership with survivors and partners to make this happen.

×

At Who Cares? Scotland our staff and volunteers hold meaningful and transformative relationships with people, some of whom have experienced trauma. Some of our staff and volunteers, as with the rest of the general population, will also have had their own experiences of trauma. Who Cares? Scotland is committed to developing a Trauma Informed culture. We will continue work in partnership with those with lived experience and with professionals to develop our approach and practice across the full range of our activity.

Relationships are central to this approach and we will support staff to develop relationships that offer collaboration, choice, empowerment, safety and trust. We will work with staff to support their wellbeing, personal and professional development at all times. We will regularly measure the impact of our approach. We will involve those with lived experience of trauma in our continuous improvement.

Community Justice Scotland

Community Justice Scotland

At Community Justice Scotland we’re aware of the widespread impact of trauma on individuals. We believe it’s a priority to take action to improve outcomes for people involved with the justice syste...

Read More

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as the education, training and workforce development Board for those who work in and with NHS Scotland, pledges to:

  • Continue to lead on delivering high...

    Read More

Improvement Service (IS)

Improvement Service (IS)

The Improvement Service (IS) is the 'go-to' organisation for local government improvement in Scotland. We aim to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and op...

Read More

Action for Children

Action for Children

As one of Scotland’s largest children’s charities, Action for Children believe it is our responsibility and honour to sign up to and support the National Trauma Training Programme Leadership ...

Read More

Quarriers

Quarriers

Health and social care charity Quarriers is committed to trauma-conscious practice. Our aspiration is that all staff have understanding of trauma, and we recognise and value the contribution ...

Read More

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans

Sight Scotland recognises people who have been traumatised through experiencing visual impairment can be helped to overcome this experience, not only with the right mental health support, but...

Read More

Includem

Includem

Includem is a Scottish charity supporting children, young people and their families, who are facing difficult challenges in their lives. Our trust-based, inclusive model of support is centred...

Read More

Survivors Unite Safe Oaks Project

Survivors Unite Safe Oaks Project

Our Mission is:  To work alongside adults affected by childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders.  To provide safe support and understanding so that people can heal and flour...

Read More

Resilience Learning Partnership

Resilience Learning Partnership

As a new and growing organisation led and driven by those with Lived Experience of psychological trauma, we recognise the central importance of relationships that offer CHOICE, COLLABORATION, EMPOW...

Read More

×

At Community Justice Scotland we’re aware of the widespread impact of trauma on individuals. We believe it’s a priority to take action to improve outcomes for people involved with the justice system and to promote trauma informed leadership in community justice.  Our Learning and Development Leads and Caledonian practitioners incorporate the NES Knowledge and Skills Framework into learning products to ensure the workforce applies new skills in a way which recognises and responds appropriately to trauma.  In developing policy and research, we engage with people with lived experience to inform and influence our work to support national change. We support and promote wellbeing for our colleagues through our HR policies and practices.

Our Second Chancers campaign promotes the voices of those with lived experience of justice, highlighting their messages of trauma, resilience, relationships and recovery.  Learning from these messages will help promote an improved justice system for people who have experienced trauma.

×

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) as the education, training and workforce development Board for those who work in and with NHS Scotland, pledges to:

  • Continue to lead on delivering high quality, evidence-based education, training and implementation supports to meet the Scottish Government’s ambition of a trauma-informed and responsive workforce in Scotland.
  • Integrate the knowledge and skills for trauma-informed and responsive practice wherever relevant in future training and educational resources.
  • Continue to ensure that we value the voices of lived experience . 
  • Ensure workforce wellbeing continues to be central to our work.
  • Continue to monitor the impact of our education and training to support improvement.

×

The Improvement Service (IS) is the 'go-to' organisation for local government improvement in Scotland. We aim to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in the geographic area, through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.  

All of the IS’s work is under-pinned by our values of Equality and Diversity; Leadership and Collaboration; Innovation and Creativity; Wellbeing and Growth and Accountability and...

Read full Pledge

×

As one of Scotland’s largest children’s charities, Action for Children believe it is our responsibility and honour to sign up to and support the National Trauma Training Programme Leadership Pledge. 

Read full pledge 

 

×

Health and social care charity Quarriers is committed to trauma-conscious practice. Our aspiration is that all staff have understanding of trauma, and we recognise and value the contribution of people with lived experience. There are current members of staff who initially came to Quarriers for support and now bring invaluable insight to their roles.  

www.quarriers.org.uk

Read full pledge

×

Sight Scotland recognises people who have been traumatised through experiencing visual impairment can be helped to overcome this experience, not only with the right mental health support, but also through the right specialist support. This can be specialist support for visually impaired young people in education, inclusive workplaces or rehabilitation for people who have experienced sight loss.

Read full pledge

×

Includem is a Scottish charity supporting children, young people and their families, who are facing difficult challenges in their lives. Our trust-based, inclusive model of support is centred on the needs of each young person. We help young people make positive life choices and empower them to transform their lives, creating better outcomes for young people, families and their communities.   

Read full pledge

×

Our Mission is:  To work alongside adults affected by childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders.  To provide safe support and understanding so that people can heal and flourish. 

Our Safe Oaks Project is based in a Children 1st trauma recovery service in Selkirk where all staff are friendly, welcoming and understand the effects of abuse and trauma. We offer 1:1 Peer Support, Counselling and a Facilitated Peer Support Group. 

Our support is free and confidential, and your safety is our priority. For further information please see our website.   

www.survivorsunite.org.uk

×

As a new and growing organisation led and driven by those with Lived Experience of psychological trauma, we recognise the central importance of relationships that offer CHOICE, COLLABORATION, EMPOWERMENT, TRUST & SAFETY as part of a trauma informed approach in all of our work.  We understand the significance of authentic and meaningful relationships not only within our own practices and with those who we serve, but also with our collaborators, partners and the professionals that we train.  We commit to practicing through a trauma informed approach in all that we do - and to supporting those who have experienced trauma, those who currently work in the sector and those who are just embarking on this journey.  We will do this through our learning, development and training services with the constant primary focus of seeing Lived Experience recognised and valued for the contribution it can and does bring to us realising a trauma informed and responsive Scotland for all.

@ResilienceLear1 (Twitter)

www.resiliencelearningpartnership.co.uk

Staf

Staf

Staf is Scotland’s member organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members in the public, third and private sectors... 

Read More

Trauma Informed Parenting (TIP)

Trauma Informed Parenting

Our Charity offers workshops and support to Parents, Foster Carers and Adopters living with children that have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect, generational patterns of behaviour and the ...

Read More

North Lanarkshire HSCP

North Lanarkshire HSCP

We will demonstrate our commitment by further adopting and embedding a trauma informed culture across the workforce, and local communities, in collaboration with our partners.

We will ensure...

Read More

CPCS

Child Protection Committees Scotland

Child Protection Committees Scotland will use our position as a national grouping of professionals who work together to improve the protection of children in Scotland to promote a clear understandi...

Read More

Link Living

Link Living

LinkLiving is a health and wellbeing charity that supports people affected by trauma and disadvantage and as such a trauma-informed approach is central to all that we do.  Our support staff and lea...

Read More

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

In order to further support our values of safe, caring and respectful we pledge to listen and learn from the voice of our patients, staff and citizens to embed a trauma informed approach across all...

Read More

Simon Community

Simon Community

Simon Community Scotland supports people who have experienced trauma – past and present. In our world, relationships of warmth and humanity come first. We build relationships that communicate worth...

Read More

Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Islands Council has implemented an Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience project which aims to support children and young people to identify and address the impact of ACEs, trauma and stress ...

Read More

Seamab

Seamab

Seamab is a charity that cares for and educates children who may have experienced significant trauma and who have complex needs requiring specialised support. We sup...

Read More

×

Staf is Scotland’s member organisation for all those involved in the lives of young people leaving care, with over 70 members in the public, third and private sectors... 

Read full pledge

×

Our Charity offers workshops and support to Parents, Foster Carers and Adopters living with children that have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect, generational patterns of behaviour and the experience of suffering with ASD, PDA, ADHD and other issues that cause the anxiety and overwhelming stress which create problematic challenging behaviours.

Our presenter has lived experience applying the trauma lens and using these therapeutic techniques and can evidence the changes that this approach can make to the whole family.  Parents learn the importance of managing their own triggers and trauma response in these overwhelming moments with their children and the power of calm connection and the importance of feeling safe in strong relationships.

×

We will demonstrate our commitment by further adopting and embedding a trauma informed culture across the workforce, and local communities, in collaboration with our partners.

We will ensure our workforce are fully supported through the delivery of trauma informed care and practice across all services.

Read full pledge

×

Child Protection Committees Scotland will use our position as a national grouping of professionals who work together to improve the protection of children in Scotland to promote a clear understanding of what a trauma informed and responsive service looks like for children at risk of neglect or abuse.  We will provide opportunities for our members to share examples of good practice so that we can learn from each other and improve how we work with those who need our support.

×

In order to further support our values of safe, caring and respectful we pledge to listen and learn from the voice of our patients, staff and citizens to embed a trauma informed approach across all aspects of our organisation.

×

Simon Community Scotland supports people who have experienced trauma – past and present. In our world, relationships of warmth and humanity come first. We build relationships that communicate worth and potential so clearly, that people come to see this in themselves. We have integrated the resources of NHS Education Scotland and other leading trauma experts into our induction and ongoing development for all employees and volunteers. Our Psychological Informed Environments (PIE) and trauma training are accredited by Caledonian University. All this shapes the support we offer every day and how we design our services. By embedding trauma-informed and harm reduction approaches, we are getting really skilled at strengthening protective factors and also responding quickly at moments of crisis to avoid future harm. It is through building meaningful relationships that people get the support they need to recover. Every life matters. www.simonscotland.org

×

Shetland Islands Council has implemented an Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience project which aims to support children and young people to identify and address the impact of ACEs, trauma and stress on themselves, their children, their future children and the people around them.

We are committed to, and have started, the roll out of the trauma informed practice training across our organisation and across the Shetland Partnership in order to move towards a trauma informed, nurturing community. Shetland Islands Council is involved in a number of projects to ensure our services are actively informed by people with lived experience of trauma- such as Voices for Equity, Voices for Change and the Home and Belonging project for care experienced children and young people. The Council has a strong focus on staff wellbeing in its Workforce Strategy and a has a strong Values and Behaviours framework which aims to build compassion, kindness and support.

×

Seamab is a charity that cares for and educates children who may have experienced significant trauma and who have complex needs requiring specialised support. We support children and young people aged five and upwards from all across Scotland.  

Read full pledge

Move On

Move On

Move On is committed to work at Trauma-Informed and Skilled Levels. Using NHS Education for Scotland resources, including online modules, reflective workshops and training plan, we have started thi...

Read More

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council was chosen as one of three National Training pilot sites for Level 1 ‘Informed’ & 2 ‘Skilled’ (Psychological) Trauma Training. The successful bid to the National Steering G...

Read More

South Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire HSCP

South Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire HSCP - Pledge

South Lanarkshire Council is working with its partners and its workforce to put trauma informed practice and responses at the forefront of our work

Read More

Edinburgh Child Protection Committee

The Edinburgh Child Protection Committee supports the leadership pledge in a number of ways, such as ensuring all staff who work to protect children are suitably trained in the impact of trauma upo...

Read More

Ypeople

Ypeople is a charity that helps people make positive changes in their lives across Scotland.

We understand that we all have unique journeys through life. We respect this and we adapt what we...

Read More

Fife Partnership Chief Officers Public Safety

Fife Chief Officer Public Safety Group will use our position as the oversight body for Fife Child and Adult Protection Committees, the MAPPA Strategic...

Read More

×

Move On is committed to work at Trauma-Informed and Skilled Levels. Using NHS Education for Scotland resources, including online modules, reflective workshops and training plan, we have started this process. We are developing our approach collaboratively with the staff team, volunteers, young people and adults we support and who we work alongside. To foster an organisation-wide baseline knowledge about this approach, we have incorporated information into inductions, policies and procedures, paperwork and training. On-going tailored training and activities are being created and delivered through co-production with people with lived experience. We use the Trauma-Informed lens to consider everyone's experience at Move On at all levels and we will continue to reflect this in the design, development, improvement and delivery of services. We recognise that relationships are key and we use regular feedback from the people who use our services to help us highlight good practice and improve things for everyone. 

×

Glasgow City Council was chosen as one of three National Training pilot sites for Level 1 ‘Informed’ & 2 ‘Skilled’ (Psychological) Trauma Training. The successful bid to the National Steering Group for Trauma proposed targeted delivery of Level 1 & 2 Trauma Training to staff working within Adult Services and to services where there is a high prevalence Trauma experienced by the service user population.

Read full pledge

×

South Lanarkshire Council is working with its partners and its workforce to put trauma informed practice and responses at the forefront of our work There is already significant commitment from local leaders to recognising the impact of trauma upon individuals and ensuring our systems and structures are designed to promote access, encourage collaboration, and build trust with all our citizens. We have begun to build momentum through the role of the South Lanarkshire Champion and ensuring trauma informed practice is embedded in Community Planning, HSCP services, workforce development and service improvement activity.  Additionally, the effects of trauma experienced from the pandemic will manifest in our interactions in the future and we need to be able to respond with compassion.  We will ensure the National Trauma Training Programme for Scotland is a priority in our learning and development programme in recognition of the need to highlight that trauma is everyone’s business.

×

The Edinburgh Child Protection Committee supports the leadership pledge in a number of ways, such as ensuring all staff who work to protect children are suitably trained in the impact of trauma upon parents, carers and children. We believe that being trauma informed is central to supporting positive change, and work across disciplines to provide constructive challenge and continuous improvement in this area. In addition, we value the lived experiences of those who use our services; we continually seek to improve the ways we gather views and adapt our services through a trauma informed lens. We work closely with our partners across adult services in taking a lifespan approach in recognition of the importance of transitions.

×

Ypeople is a charity that helps people make positive changes in their lives across Scotland.

We understand that we all have unique journeys through life. We respect this and we adapt what we do to meet people’s needs, whatever they might be.

Read more here

×

Fife Chief Officer Public Safety Group will use our position as the oversight body for Fife Child and Adult Protection Committees, the MAPPA Strategic Oversight Group and the Violence against Women Partnership to promote a clear understanding of what a trauma informed and responsive service looks like for children and adults at risk of harm.  We will provide opportunities for the membership of these key strategic groupings to promote the principles of trauma informed leadership and share examples of good practice so that we can learn from each other and improve how we work with those who need our support. 

Orkney Health and Care

Orkney Health and Care

Orkney Integration Joint Board, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the leadership pledge for trauma informed pr...

Read More

NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney

Orkney Integration Joint Board, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the leadership pledge for trauma informed pr...

Read More

Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Integration Joint Board, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the leadership pledge for trauma informed pr...

Read More

Monklands Women’s Aid

Monklands Women’s Aid

Monklands Women’s Aid’s Integrated Responsive Service offers trauma informed person centred services to women, children and young p...

Read More

The Green Team

The Green Team

The Green Team is committed to developing a trauma informed practice across the organisation with a workforce who are confident in understanding how to respond and support those experiencing trauma...

Read More

Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice

Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice is honoured to sign up to the National Trauma Training Programme Pledge. We understand the effects that childhood adversity and traumatic experien...

Read More

Kibble

Kibble

Since 2018 Kibble has committed to respond to children who have experienced trauma and adversity. We have completed international research and developed a model of therapeutic trauma-informed care....

Read More

Families Outside

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working solely on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment. With imprisonment of a household member as one of the 10 Advers...

Read More

Who Dares Cares

Who Dares Cares

Who Dares Cares was founded in 2016 by 2 ex soldiers severely impacted by Trauma. It's aim is to support others suffering from PTSD through Peer support, shared experience, Awareness and Training, ...

Read More

×

Orkney Integration Joint Board, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the leadership pledge for trauma informed practice. This has been agreed by all Board and Elected Members and we are fully committed to adopting and embedding a trauma informed culture across the workforce, our services and local communities, in collaboration with our partners.

×

Orkney Integration Joint Board, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the leadership pledge for trauma informed practice. This has been agreed by all Board and Elected Members and we are fully committed to adopting and embedding a trauma informed culture across the workforce, our services and local communities, in collaboration with our partners.

×

Orkney Integration Joint Board, NHS Orkney and Orkney Islands Council are committed to the leadership pledge for trauma informed practice. This has been agreed by all Board and Elected Members and we are fully committed to adopting and embedding a trauma informed culture across the workforce, our services and local communities, in collaboration with our partners.

×

Monklands Women’s Aid’s Integrated Responsive Service offers trauma informed person centred services to women, children and young people. We work in a trauma informed way and operate in a psychologically informed environment. We nurture a culture of acceptance and mutual respect. We recognise each person as their own best authority on their own experience. We work to provide an environment whereby they can empower themselves. We recognise their strengths and resilience and that they know what their desired outcome is. Equally, we recognise the strengths and experience, both professional and personal, of our team. Core to our philosophy is listening and learning from those with lived experience.  We embrace a shared vision whereby we are committed to promoting positive messaging and for continual influence and dialogue and positive change, with the lens on a collaborative community response to serving those who are enduring or have endured trauma. 

×

The Green Team is committed to developing a trauma informed practice across the organisation with a workforce who are confident in understanding how to respond and support those experiencing trauma. We will work towards the recognition of trauma and adverse childhood experiences at every level and acknowledge the lifelong impact these experiences can have on physical and mental health and the ability to access opportunities. We will value people for the strengths they bring and build on existing resilience to support recovery through protective factors such as developing supportive and trusting relationships. We believe that key factors to overcoming trauma are found in community, collaboration, making choices, exercising control and feeling safe and empowered. Those involved in the Green Team, Trustees, staff, volunteers and partners, will role model the values of trauma informed practice in their leadership and behaviour.

×

The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice is honoured to sign up to the National Trauma Training Programme Pledge. We understand the effects that childhood adversity and traumatic experiences can have on children, increasing the likelihood that they may come into conflict with the law. Children and young people are at the heart of our activity as we work to ensure the rights of all children are respected and upheld. We actively seek the views of and collaborate with children and young people who come into conflict with the law and aim to embed their engagement and participation at the centre of the work we do. We are committed to working with colleagues and partners to promote and support trauma-informed and responsive practice, policy and service design. We are proud of our progress to date but recognise there is so much more to be done.    

×

Since 2018 Kibble has committed to respond to children who have experienced trauma and adversity. We have completed international research and developed a model of therapeutic trauma-informed care. Our model requires that;   

  • staff complete training and skills development in trauma and therapeutic skills 
  • staff receive trauma-informed supervision and can access reflective support from trained in-house counsellors 
  • each child's care is supported by integrated services including in-house psychologists and therapists  
  • the  whole team works from the same shared-understanding of each individual child 
  • that our work is evaluated including the degree that it is trauma-informed. 

We have rolled this out across many of our services, with remaining sites planned for 2021. We see this journey as essential and one that must take time to ensure it is meaningful and authentic. We have achieved a lot and remain ambitious about what more can be done for young people.  

×

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland working solely on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment. With imprisonment of a household member as one of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) proven to increase risk of future poor health and wellbeing, our staff have daily contact with people experiencing trauma (the impact of this adversity) as well as a five times greater risk of exposure to other ACEs. Our work provides direct support to improve outcomes for families; trains key professionals on the impact of the trauma of a family member’s imprisonment; and develops policy and practice. Our staff are immersed in this practice, with first-hand experience informing our work at every level. This includes peer support; creation of resources for other families; direct public engagement (with support) via the media and our Parliamentary Cross-Party Group; input to consultations; and membership of our Board.   

×

Who Dares Cares was founded in 2016 by 2 ex soldiers severely impacted by Trauma. It's aim is to support others suffering from PTSD through Peer support, shared experience, Awareness and Training, signposting to grounding and coping strategies, Wellness and Wellbeing sessions, referral and recovery pathways, welfare checks and Emergency Intervention. We provide a year round walking program, participation in a range of small group leisure activities and volunteering opportunities, with the majority of our volunteers having life experiences of Mental Health or addiction issues or in supporting someone who has lived with these issues. Our pledge is:

"The Board of Who Dares Cares are delighted to partner with the NHS and their Trauma Informed Services Initiative. As a Charity started by PTSD sufferers in support of PTSD sufferers with help from PTSD sufferers we already share and are committed to your core values. We are looking forward to incorporating Trauma Informed Ways of Working and Practice into all of our roles and activities, and doing our part in creating a National Support Community that displays a consistent approach to support delivery through a standardised training regime and resource facility."

Note: It is the sole responsibility of each individual organisation listed on this page to ensure that their pledge of commitment to trauma informed practice and principles is upheld and delivered; that any trauma training for the workforce is fully aligned with the Transforming Psychological Trauma Knowledge and Skills Framework (2017) and Transforming Psychological Trauma Training Plan (2019) and incorporates the openly available National Trauma Training Programme learning resources.