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National Trauma Training Framework

The Scottish Government Survivor Scotland Strategic Outcomes and Priorities 2015-2017 sets out the need for a National Trauma Training Framework to improve outcomes for people in Scotland affected by child abuse and trauma.  The overarching goal  of the framework is to support the strategic planning and delivery of training for those who have contact with people affected by of trauma across all parts of the Scottish Workforce.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has been commissioned to deliver the Framework and Training plan over the period 2016-2019.

During the first phase of the development  of the Framework  (2016/17) NES consulted widely. On 25th May 2017 The Scottish Government/NES:

 ‘Transforming Psychological Trauma: A Skills and Knowledge Framework for The Scottish Workforce’ 

was launched by the Minister for Mental Health; Ms Maureen Watt.

The Framework is expected to continue to develop iteratively as an online resource.

A National Training Plan is being developed over the next two years (2017-2019) and a plan for implementation is being developed. 

The NHS Education Scotland website has a webpage dedicated to the Framework and outlines the aims and intentions of the project as well as timescales for completion.  This can be found at http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-discipline/psychology/multiprofessional-psychology/national-trauma-training-framework.aspx