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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. The Action on Aces Gloucestershire website provides a wealth of information and resources on ACEs.


Raise Awareness 

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


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