1 in 5 children in the Western world suffer abuse and/or neglect during their lives. The World Health Organisation (of which WAVE Trust is an active member) European Report on Preventing Child Maltreatment states:

'Traditional responses.. fail to stem the tide of child maltreatment...calls for greater focus on prevention'

The number of UK children who will suffer maltreatment during their lives has not gone down since the 1950s (NSPCC) and neglect is rising (Action for Children).

The 70/30 Campaign is our response.

70/30 is a strategy with specific milestones to reduce maltreatment by 70% by the year 2030. Let's create a huge groundswell of support encouraging decision-makers to invest more that 3% of budgets (spent on children) on prevention.

Here are ways you can help:

  • Make a financial donation by clicking the Donate button above
  • Become a 70/30 Ambassador - we train and support you
  • Fundraise whilst raising awareness at a local event
  • Set up a trauma-informed community project in your area - see here for more details