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Knowledge, Change Action Ltd (KCA) and Warren Larkin Associates

Trauma-informed practice
In progress



Evaluation type:

Efficacy study

Activity Type:

Trauma-informed training and service redesign


School and college


Anna Freud Centre

About the project

This project seeks to embed a whole-school approach to trauma-informed practice in secondary schools. Staff will be trained and supported to have a better understanding of trauma and attachment needs, including their own. The aim is to ensure that students with adverse childhood experiences feel safe at school and have positive relationships with at least one identified staff member.

Additionally, the project will support senior leadership teams to develop a supportive, relationship-driven school culture and adjust school policies and procedures to promote a trauma-informed approach to managing behaviour. The objective is to improve the emotional well-being of young people affected by trauma, enhance their connection and involvement in school, establish meaningful relationships with trusted adults and reduce behavioural difficulties.

About the funding round

Project protocol