Terms & conditions

Terms of use

Thank you for visiting the UK Trauma Council website (“Website”), a project of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. This website is owned by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Users of the Website (“You”, “Your”) should read the information set out below before using the website and periodically thereafter.

By using the Website, You are agreeing to the terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set out here. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (“Us”, We”, “Our”) reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes Your acceptance of this agreement as modified


The Website offers information and guidance for professionals and carers supporting children, young people and their families to improve the quality of care they receive after experiences of trauma. All other content on this Website is for general health information purposes only. This Website is not intended in any way to replace the advice of qualified health professionals. If you’re concerned about the mental health of a child or young person, you should always seek help from a qualified health professional. You can find details of free mental health services for young people on the Anna Freud Centre’s Youth Wellbeing Directory though this list is not exhaustive and Your GP may also be able to advise. For help in a medical emergency, please view the Anna Freud Centre’s Urgent Help page for a range of services which are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The use of the Website is subject to any disclaimer included within the guidance and the following disclaimer which applies to any recipient of UK Trauma Council guidance shared on the Website, whether they be a clinical professional or member of the public.

This guidance represents the view of the UK Trauma Council, which was arrived at by consensus after careful consideration of the evidence available. However, the guidance does not override the individual’s responsibility to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual, in consultation with them and their families, carers or guardians, and in line with your professional and organisational policies and procedures.

We have processes in place to seek to ensure that the contents of this Website are accurate and that the links it publishes directing the user to third party websites function properly. However, we give no assurances regarding the currency, accuracy or applicability of any of the Website’s content.

We do not guarantee that the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Website or your use of it will be free of viruses or harmful material. You are responsible for ensuring that Your computer is suitable to use the Website.

Please bear in mind that materials downloaded from the Website are up to date versions but items you have obtained from the site in the past, or from elsewhere, may not be. We update our guidance and other materials from time to time. We recommend that you use the latest versions by referring to the Website.

Use of the Website

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Website by any third party.

Except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions, You may not alter the Website in any way or do anything that might or will damage or disrupt the good working order of the Website or our equipment or software.

Information you provide to us

You agree that any information you provide to us is true. Any information You provide to us through the Website will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


All rights, including copyright, in the content of the UK Trauma Council webpages, except where indicated, are licensed or owned by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Except where explicitly declared otherwise, our work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

This means any material published on the Website can be freely used and distributed, but you must:

  1. Credit the UK Trauma Council for any use of the Website content, including copies, broadcasts, downloads, transmissions and presentations
  2. Include a link to uktraumacouncil.org for any use of the Website content, including copies, broadcasts, downloads, transmissions and presentations. This link can be directed to any existing webpage on uktraumacouncil.org. If You publish this material on a website, such a link must be placed on the same webpage as the material.
  3. Not create derivatives thereof without prior written permission from the UK Trauma Council.
  4. Not sell this material or any derivatives thereof without prior written permission from the UK Trauma Council.
  5. Cease using or linking to the Website content if asked to do so by Us.

Enquiries regarding copyright and usage can be directed to uktc@annafreud.org.


We track Website usage and you can read more about this in Our Privacy Policy.

Linked sites

When you access any other website through the Website, you understand that it is independent from the UK Trauma Council and that we have no control over that website, or the services offered through it.

Contact us

We welcome your questions or comments about these terms:


UK Trauma Council at the Anna Freud Centre
4-8 Rodney Street
London N1 9JH



These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 29 April 2021.

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