Welcome to WAVE

Tackling the root causes of damaging family cycles, including child abuse and neglect

What we do

We work to break cycles of family dysfunction and child maltreatment by finding solutions to the root causes of damage


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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

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70/30 Pioneer Communities

In 2016, WAVE Trust launched the first ACE Prevention Pioneer Community pilot in Northern Ireland to create a reduction in child maltreatment. This is the next key step in achieving 70/30 – reducing child maltreatment by 70% by 2030 by taking a primary preventive approach. We call this 'turning off the taps'.