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.
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
Community & Public Resources.
If you've been affected by ACEs and want additional help, take a look at our one pager on where to go.
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 F1000D@wales.nhs.uk 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 F1000D@wales.nhs.uk
Early Action Together Programme Resources
Police and Partners ACEs Programme Early Action Together conference - taking a public health approach to Policing and Criminal Justice
The Police and Partners ACEs Early Action Together programme conference - taking a public health approach to Policing and Criminal Justice - took place in Newport on 13 and 14 November 2018.
Early Action Together has made a commitment to create a learning network across the UK to share the knowledge and experience from the programme in Wales. This event was an opportunity for strategic leads and those working in the ACEs arena to consider the opportunities, challenges and risks of taking an ACE informed, public health approach to policing and criminal justice.
The event was chaired by leaders from key partner organisations and there was a packed agenda across the two days including presentations from strategic leads, researchers, those delivering the programme operationally and people with lived experiences of ACEs and the criminal justice system.
The aim of the conference was to define and understand the problems we’re facing in relation to ACEs and the criminal justice system, and to highlight the importance of breaking the generational cycle of crime, building resilience amongst individuals, families and communities and the importance of moving to a whole system approach to working successfully with vulnerable people.
The conference showcased some of the work of the Early Action Together programme including research and evidence, and building an ACE-aware and trauma informed workforce across policing and criminal justice in Wales through the ACE TIME training programme.
The Early Action Together Police and Partners ACEs learning network will be launching in early 2019. For further information contact a member of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @ACEsPoliceWales.
Presentations from the conference can be downloaded below: