Trauma-Informed Training

A trauma-informed training programme designed and delivered by national charity Barnardo’s and funded by the Home Office’s Serious Violence Youth Interventions Programme is underway. Aimed principally at practitioners and managers working in Early Help settings, it aims to inform professionals about childhood adversity and trauma and how it can affect children across their life-course. Practitioners will also be supported to develop their approach and skills so that they are in a stronger position to prevent and mitigate the potentially negative impact of trauma on children’s health and social outcomes. Whilst the training s principally for Early help colleagues the content is relevant to anyone working with children, adults, families and communities.


The training is currently delivered via Zoom and organised along the lines of localities (City, Rutland and County Districts). It is preferable if you can book a session in the area in which you predominantly work but this is not essential. There are two tiers of training and each tier lasts 4 ½ hours.

  • Tier 1: Introduction to ACEs and Trauma Informed Practice
    Aim: To improve basic knowledge of childhood adversity and trauma and the way that this can impact upon behaviour and outcomes for Children, Young People and Families

  • Tier 2a: Developing Trauma Informed Practice
    Aim: To take a deeper look into the different forms trauma can take and how we can all be trauma informed in our day-to-day roles.

  • Tier 2b: Trauma Informed Organisations
    Aim: To provide operational and strategic leaders with an insight into what it means to be a trauma-informed organisation and the different elements which need to be in place. This is aimed at assisting organisations to start or progress their journey to become trauma-informed.


You can book a free place on Tier 1 and 2a via Eventbrite and find a summary of available dates here.

Places on Tier 2b: Trauma Informed Organisations can be found here.


When in Eventbrite, click on your locality/relevant tier, it will take you into a page where you click ‘select date’ and all the available dates will appear.