Vision & mission
is a resilient Gloucestershire where communities and organisations are acting on ACEs.
is to build communities and organisations that are aware of ACEs, talk about ACEs and take action on ACEs. We will build a social movement that recognises the potential lifelong impacts of adversity in childhood and takes action to stop childhood harm.
Communities and organisations acting together will be able to:
- Prevent ACEs
- Build resilience against long-term harm from ACEs
There is always hope: the potential negative effects of ACEs can be overcome.
Interest in the ACEs work in Gloucestershire has grown exponentially since a special meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board held in November 2017. Since then, members of the ACEs Panel have been invited to give numerous talks in settings all over the county. Over 100 people attended an ACEs event for the voluntary and community sector jointly hosted by Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary in September 2018. Over 200 people booked to attend the Action on ACEs Conference in November 2018, to find out more about our unique partnership approach to ACEs.
Action on ACEs work in Gloucestershire has also been recognised by Public Health England as leading the way both regionally and nationally. Directors of Public Health from across the South West region have asked for materials developed by Gloucestershire’s Public Health team to be shared.
We want to build a resilient Gloucestershire where communities and organisations are aware of, able to talk about and take action on ACEs. Our message is one of hope; that the potential negative effects of ACEs can be overcome by building resilience, and that ACEs can be prevented in future generations. We want to encourage people to change the question from ‘what’s wrong with you?’ to ‘what’s happened to you?’, providing common language for talking about adversity and resilience.