Adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed practice

Research consistently shows that a set of ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with an increased risk of poor health and can have a lasting impact on their ability to think, interact with others and on their learning.  

We all have a part to play in raising awareness of ACEs. Early Help is a way of working across agencies and services that supports families, children, and young people to overcome difficulties and enable them to thrive in their communities.  


UK Trauma Council have produced the guidance Childhood trauma, the brain and the social world that includes associated resources into some of the latest research looking at how brain changes following trauma and how this can affect a child's social world. 

Further information to develop your understanding of the ACEs, trauma, and their impact: