WAVE Trust develops and pioneers research-based solutions to transform the futures of children, breaking cycles of disadvantage.

Our main goal is to reduce the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) of child abuse, neglect and children witnessing domestic violence by (at least) 70% by 2030. We call this '70/30'.


 

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Current systems do not prevent problems. Prevention means understanding and addressing the root causes. Those root causes are most often adverse childhood experiences.

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Join our UK-wide movement for change

The tide is turning. Join us.

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Transforming local areas

Since early 2018, we've been supporting local activists in their aims to transform their towns, cities and counties into trauma-informed communities.

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'Wave Trust is unique in its approach... its potential to create change is unrivalled'


New Philanthropy Capital independent review of over 100 charities tackling child abuse

In 23 years over 80,000 children

and their families have benefitted
from our work

Why prevention is crucial

Abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) often transmit from generation to generation. At least half the children in an average classroom will suffer ACEs. We must focus on prevention if we want peaceful, hardworking, healthy citizens.

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What trauma-informed communities could achieve for your area

21st Century policing

From the perpetrators and victims they engage with, to the stress they experience, police officers encounter trauma on a daily basis.

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Making education better for all

Children succeed in school when their challenges are understood, and when the school is trauma-informed and responsive.

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Safer, more effective prisons

Trauma affects the likelihood of a person going to prison, acting violently whilst there, and returning to prison after release. We can stop this cycle.