Trauma-informed practice: toolkit

This trauma-informed practice toolkit (2021) has now been replaced by the Roadmap for Creating Trauma-Informed and Responsive Change: Guidance for Organisations, Systems and Workforces in Scotland (2023), supported by the National Trauma Transformation Program


We would like to thank all the dedicated people from case study areas for taking their time to contribute to this toolkit, explaining how and why their services are trauma responsive and the motivators and barriers to delivering these invaluable services.

We would also like to thank our expert panel for their contributions and Resilience Learning Partnership for their support in ensuring we could include people with lived experience throughout this project.

We have met some inspirational people over the two year journey of this project and we hope their experiences will prove useful to Scottish organisations wanting to start their journey to becoming trauma-informed.


This Trauma Informed Practice Toolkit has been written by Dr Amy Homes and Dr Graeme Grandison, The Rivers Centre, NHS Lothian.

Expert panel membership

Shumela Ahmed, Resilience Learning Partnership

Peter Cairns, General Practitioner

Colin Convery, Police Scotland

Sandra Ferguson, NHS Education for Scotland

Gillian Frayling-Kelly, Positive Help

Claire Fyvie, Rivers Centre

Sharon Glen, Scottish Government

Laura James, Improvement Service

Dan Johnson, Kibble Education and Care Centre

Thanos Karatzias, Edinburgh Napier University

Lorimer Mackenzie, Scottish Government

Kirsty Pate, Criminal Justice Social Work



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