Welcome to WAVE

Developing and implementing solutions to prevent and heal adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

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In 2018 the 70/30 initiative to reduce ACEs by at least 70% by the year 2030 continued gathering momentum:

  • We opened our Scottish Office at 52 Woodyett Road Clarkston Glasgow  Tel: 0141 230 3992
  • we ran the fourth of our 5 nations ACE workshops in May for senior decision makers/commissioners
  • We secured the endorsement of over 1 in 4 Westminster MPs and 1 in 2 of Scottish MSPs
  • We were appointed Secretariat for the Westminster All Party Parliamentary Group for Prevention of ACEs
    and Secretariat for the Scottish Cross Party Group for Prevention and Healing of ACEs
  • We finalised our report ' 2-18 - Systems to protect children from severe disadvantage' (Walsh 2018)




What we do

  • We undertake cutting edge research and identify global best practice
  • In partnership with local champions, we develop trauma-informed community solutions for ACEs
  • We work directly with communities across the UK and with policy-makers to put these solutions into practice

'WAVE Trust is unique in its approach...its potential to create change is unrivalled by other organisations taking a less completely preventive approach'- New Philanthropy Capital Review of 100 charities tackling child abuse/neglect

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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'.