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National Trauma Training Framework

National Trauma Training Plan


In May 2017, the Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) published Transforming Psychological Trauma - the first Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Scottish workforce.  This work was commissioned to support development of trauma-informed services, in line with priorities to support survivors of childhood abuse.  It has wider application for all forms of psychological trauma and is aligned with the Programme for Government commitment to prevent and address adverse childhood experiences.

In order to address the lack of quality training resources, NES proposed a three-year training programme, led by clinical psychologists, co-designed with partners and those with lived experience of trauma.

On 20 June 2018, the Minister for Mental Health announced a three-year investment of £1.355 million to support this.  The Scottish Government will work with NES to firm up commitments and prioritise the training package with a view to publication in autumn.