How can adopting a trauma-informed approach to justice help drive forward improved outcomes as part of Scotland’s roadmap for COVID-19 recovery, renewal and transformation?
Thu 28th Jan
10:00am - 12:30pm
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As part of the programme of support available to professionals working across local authorities and other community planning partners, the Improvement Service, in partnership with the Scottish Government and NES, are hosting a series of deep dive learning events over 2020-21. Each event aims to explore how adopting a trauma-informed approach can support key community planning priorities and support professionals to identify tangible steps to help ensure this approach is embedded in policy and practice moving forward.

Responding to trauma is, now more than ever, a public health priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has, and will continue to, impact people involved in the justice system, as well as the workforces that support them. As we look at how to transform our systems and services following the pandemic, this event provides a valuable opportunity to develop awareness of the prevalence and impact of trauma on people involved in the justice system, strengthen understanding of trauma-informed practice and policy, and build a trauma-informed approach into long-term recovery, renewal and transformation.

This free interactive learning event is open to all professionals in Scotland working to improve outcomes for people involved in the justice system in their local authority area who wish to learn more about trauma-informed practice, systems and services.

The event will provide opportunities to:

  • Learn about the impact of trauma and what a trauma-informed approach looks like;
  • Learn from existing good practice and how a trauma-informed approach can support improving outcomes for people involved in the justice system;
  • Hear about existing resources and support for implementation of a trauma-informed approach through the National Trauma Training Programme; and
  • Discuss how a trauma-informed approach could support your area of work and organisation and identify tangible actions that can help embed a trauma-informed approach in your area of work.

Full details of the programme and speakers will follow shortly. Spaces will be limited for this event so, for now, please register your interest in attending this event and you will be advised whether you have been awarded a place in the coming weeks. Please contact trauma@improvementservice.org.uk if you have any questions.