Adverse Childhood Experiences can increase the risk of complex needs in adulthood - new training package available

Posted 05.04.2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) refer to some of the most intensive and frequently occurring sources of stress that children may suffer early in life. Such experiences include multiple types of abuse; neglect; violence between parents or caregivers; other kinds of serious household dysfunction such as alcohol and substance abuse; and peer, community and collective violence.

It is well documented that the more ACEs experienced in childhood can reduce life expectancy and increase the likelihood of complex needs in adulthood.  These are the very people that the BBO project work with through Opportunity and Change.

Understanding and helping to reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences can increase and improve life chances.  There is a new training package, developed by Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and Public Health to help people understand the effect ACEs can have in adulthood.

This course looks at the different types of ACEs and shows as professionals that noticing difficulties in children’s lives and then responding to them with support and early help can change the outcome for their adult lives.

Target Audience:
It is suitable for staff in a variety of roles who work in services directly with children, young people and their families.

To define what are ACES and explore the evidence base and impact of ACEs over the life course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to describe and develop their knowledge on ACEs
  • Understand the impact across the life course and on health inequalities
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to explore ACEs in relation to their role and practice


Booking on: 

  • If you haven’t already set up an account go to the E Learning  page for guidance on how to do this:


 For any further support or guidance please contact Sarah Bale: or 0115 99774439

BBO is having a significant impact on individual lives, supporting people to increase their confidence, independence and achieve their employment aspirations.

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