Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that affect children while growing up, such as suffering child maltreatment or living in a household affected by domestic violence, substance misuse or mental illness.

This short animated film has been developed to raise awareness of ACEs, their potential to damage health across the life course and the roles that different agencies can play in preventing ACEs and supporting those affected by themĀ 

The film has been produced for Public Health Wales and Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority.

Routine Enquiry About Childhood Adversity (REACh)

REACh was implemented across a large multi-site general practice in the North West of England from April to October 2017. Using qualitative and quantitative data, this report considers the feasibility and acceptability of ACE enquiry in general practice from both the patient and the practitioner perspective, and provides some initial insight into the potential impact of ACE enquiry on service delivery and patient health outcomes.

This report is intended as a proof of concept study for ACE enquiry in general practice and explores key findings from the evaluation of a pathfinder study for one such approach - Routine Enquiry About Childhood Adversity (REACh)

Click here to read the report