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Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs are stressful or traumatic experiences that happen during childhood, such as domestic violence, physical abuse, suicide or death or mental ill health.

There is a growing body of evidence that our experiences during childhood can affect health throughout the life course and ACEs are often associated with poorer outcomes for children in educational attainment, employment, involvement in crime, family breakdown, and a range of health and wellbeing outcomes.

The VRN is working with Warren Larkin Associates to design a workforce development strategy which will seek to ensure learning from ACEs is embedded across organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

The project will also include the delivery of training to organisations who are working directly with children, young people and adults across different sectors (including health, education, early help and social care, youth services and criminal justice) to increase their understanding of ACEs and their knowledge about why it is important to consider ACEs and adopt trauma-informed practice.