There are loads of useful documents and resources shared below to help you become ACE aware and take action. We want to grow this Knowledge Base, so send us any further resources you think others might benefit from. 

Professionals and Organisations.

Take a look at our two webinars with Wales Audit Office Good Practice. 

In our first webinar held in November 2017, we helped delegates understand the impact of ACEs, how ACEs underpin the work of public services, how the five ways of working can be applied to take an approach that seeks to prevent ACEs and how working together in this way can fulfil the spirit and intention of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

In our second webinar held in June 2018, we further explored issues raised at last year's ACEs webinar, but also discussed how to apply this and the necessary skills. We asked delegates to think about whether they are making the most of what they are currently doing.

Skills & Knowledge Framework

The ACE Skills and Knowledge Framework sets out the knowledge and skills for three levels of the workforce. ACE-informed individuals build relationships with people, looking beyond symptoms and behaviours and demonstrate kindness, compassion and understanding. ACE-skilled people are reflective practitioners and demonstrate their own role in tackling ACEs. ACE ‘Influencers’ develop and sustain organisational culture and systemic support that enables informed and skilled people to flourish and give their best.

Training Prospectus

The ACE Training Prospectus describes the different training packages developed in Wales. Information can be found on: training aims and learning outcomes, target audience, how the training can be accessed and how the packages map against the ACE Skills and Knowledge Framework.

Frequently Asked Questions


Evaluation Reports

Community & Public Resources

First 1000 Days Programme

One of our partners, the First 1000 Days (F1000D) Programme, has published a report of its parental insight project, and potential improvements that could be made to the way that services are delivered to pregnant women and families of children up to two years old. Valuable information was gathered by asking parents what was important to them in the first 1000 days.

The F1000D Programme team is helping to build a network of areas that are committed to improving outcomes in the first 1000 days and come together under the umbrella of the F1000D Collaborative. Contact the team at to find out more.

The F1000D Programme also published infographics for each area in Wales, setting out the best available data for current outcomes in the first 1000 days. Indicators include smoking in pregnancy, pregnant women with mental health disorders, women experiencing domestic abuse during pregnancy, and children living in deprivation. An example is attached for Cardiff, and all other areas are available by emailing the F1000D team at