WAVE's vision is a safer world where levels of violence are reduced and children’s physical health, mental health and life chances are maximised as they are not adversely impacted by early life trauma. Read more
We have a once in a generation opportunity to support the critical first 1001 days of a baby’s life if the Government implements in full the recommendations of the review in early life by Andrea Leadsom MP. Please support WAVE right now so that we can work to persuade the Government. Read more
Tackling the root causes of childhood adversity to create a better future. Read more
Impact of WAVE's work Read more
The tide is turning. Join us as we strive to achieve a 70% reduction in key adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by 2030.
Current systems do not prevent problems. Prevention means understanding and addressing the root causes. Those root causes are most often adverse childhood experiences.
In 25 years, over 80,000 childrenand their families have benefittedfrom our work
Many of the social, emotional and health issues experienced by residents and families have their roots in early years experiences, including trauma. As a result, healthcare professionals in GP surgeries, homes and hospitals see the long-term impact of issues that could have been prevented every day.
Many of the mental health and behavioural issues that students experience have their roots in early life experiences. By understanding what lies behind this behaviour, staff can better support them and ultimately help them achieve the success that they and you want.
The first years of a child’s life are vital for building resilience that will support a healthier life. The more positive experiences we enable during this period, and the more adverse ones we prevent, the better the nation's health will be for generations to come.