We will produce new resources as experience and evidence develops. These can be found on the resources page of the website. Resource topics will be based on the views of the Council (to reflect national priorities), feedback from our annual survey of professionals, and ongoing consultation with relevant target groups. Alongside our resources, we will provide bespoke trauma training for sectors identified by the Council.
Regular regional meetings led by Council members across the four nations will provide an opportunity to share learning and best practice, facilitate local networks and develop the UKTC programme of work collaboratively.
An annual learning forum will be organised to bring together different groups across geographical locations, disciplines, and sectors in order to share learning and experience. These will be used to inform our policy and influencing work and development of our resources and guidance.
We will hold a conference every two years. These will bring together professionals from across the nations and provide an opportunity to share learning, network and present latest developments from the field.
We will provide the bridge between policy, research, and practice by producing regular communications with our network in the form of research round-ups, blogs and research to practice videos.
The UKTC will continue to develop its resources and capacity to support communities to better help children and young people in the event of a new major incident.
In the future, a Young Person’s Trauma Council will be established to sit alongside the UKTC. The Young Person’s Trauma Council is intended to be a key influence on the running and decisions taken by the UKTC.
The UKTC is committed to being an anti-racist body. We recognise that racial and ethnic factors including discrimination can play a causal and compounding role in the context of trauma. Through engaging organisations with expertise in these issues, we are exploring and planning how the Council can most effectively support the development of the evidence base in this vital area.
We are committed to ensuring all of our work actively engages and responds to the needs of people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences. We will do this through consultation and co-production, by being open to challenge, and by being willing to change.
Through this programme of work, it is our aim that:
- Children, young people and families have timely access to high quality resources and evidence-based guidance following trauma.
- Schools, professionals and communities are supported to more effectively tackle the impact of trauma on children and young people.
- Local and national policy makers and commissioners are provided with access to research, evidence and guidance to inform the commissioning of services for children and young people who have experienced trauma.
Children, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. The UKTC is working closely with the Anna Freud Centre’s Young Champions and Parent Champions to ensure their voices are paramount in all areas of our work.
The Young Champions are working closely with us to develop the Young Person’s Trauma Council.
We are working to:
- Create an initial framework to ensure the Young Person’s Trauma Council provides a safe space and is accessible to young people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those with previous experiences of trauma.
- Develop an engagement and recruitment plan to ensure representation from all four nations.
- Explore possible areas of future work for the Young Person’s Trauma Council.