Welcome to WAVE
What we do
We work to break cycles of family dysfunction and child maltreatment by finding solutions to the root causes of damage
How we do it
- We undertake cutting edge research and identify global best practice
- We create preventive solutions and action plans
- We work directly with policy-makers to put these into practice
It’s possible to reduce child maltreatment in the UK by at least 70% by 2030. We have developed a strategy to make this a reality, we call it 70/30.
"I do not view 70/30 as either wishful thinking or an unachievable goal. On the contrary, reducing child maltreatment by 70% in the next fifteen years is the minimum acceptable outcome in responding to this unacceptable (and profoundly costly) harm to our youngest children. Our actions as a society must prove that we really do find all child abuse, neglect and toxic childhood environments intolerable . . . by no longer tolerating them."
Sir Harry Burns (Scotland's former Chief Medical Officer, Strathclyde's Professor of Global Public Health and WAVE's first Senior Fellow)