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Trauma-Informed Wales: A Societal Approach to understanding, preventing and supporting the impacts of Trauma and Adversity

The public consultation for the Trauma Practice Framework is now closed


Date of issue: 16th March 2022

Action required: Responses by 17th June 2022


Workshop Events for ‘Trauma Informed Wales: A Societal Approach to understanding, preventing and supporting the impacts of Trauma and Adversity’ Consultation

Your views are very valuable in shaping this important framework, so as part of the public consultation, we are running a series of workshops to offer the opportunity to discuss and ask questions around the framework and for us to capture your feedback. Simultaneous translation will be provided for those who wish to converse in Welsh. Light refreshments will also be available.

We are pleased to announce the following workshop dates and locations with accompanying Eventbrite links to register:

  • 4th May, Aberystwyth, 2-4pm: Main Hall, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FE. Eventbrite registration link HERE
  • 19th May, Newport, 10-12: Business Suite, Bisley Stand at Rodney Parade, Rodney Road, Newport, NP19 0UU. Eventbrite registration link HERE
  • 25th May, Swansea, 2-4pm: IQ002, Waterfront, IQ Campus University of Wales Trinity, Swansea SA1 8EW. Eventbrite registration link HERE
  • 7th June, Llandudno, 10-12: Geirionydd Room, Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno, LL31 9XX. Eventbrite registration link HERE


The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Support Hub and Traumatic Stress Wales have collaborated on the co-production of a National Trauma Practice Framework for Wales that covers all age groups and all forms of adversity and traumatic events. The aim of the framework is to help people, organisations and systems to prevent adversity and trauma and their associated negative effects. It will facilitate the development of a whole systems approach to supporting the needs of people who have experienced adversity and trauma and seeks to bring consistency and coherence to support that effort and ensure that it meets the needs of those affected by trauma. This extends from the need for empathic, compassionate responses across all Welsh society and more acute and specialist interventions that may be required to support those who have clinical needs following experiences of trauma. The Framework provides agreed definitions and a consistency of understanding of what is meant by the different levels of practice in preventing adversity and trauma and supporting people affected by it.

We brought together an Expert Reference Group to advise us and support this work; this includes people with lived experience, practitioners from a range of sectors, clinical and non-clinical leads and academics to ensure the Framework is truly co-produced and which places humanity at its heart.

This document has been developed in partnership with the Welsh Government.


For any further information about the Framework or the public consultation process, please email the ACE Support Hub at

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How to respond

This framework is now open to public consultation and will remain so until 17th June 2022. To submit a response please download the response form below and email the completed version to

Further information and related documents

Large print, Braille and alternative language versions of this document are available on request.


This document is also available in Welsh here


UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR)

Public Health Wales will be data controller for any personal data you provide as part of your response to the consultation, as organisational host for the ACE Support Hub. Any response you send us will be seen in full by staff from both the ACE Support Hub and Traumatic Stress Wales dealing with the issues which this consultation is about.

In order to show that the consultation was carried out properly, the ACE Support Hub and Traumatic Stress Wales intends to publish a summary of the responses to this document. We may also publish responses in full. Normally, the name and address (or part of the address) of the person or organisation who sent the response are published with the response. If you do not want your name or address published, please tell us this in writing when you send your response. We will then redact them before publishing.

Any information received, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

If your details are published as part of the consultation response then these published reports will be retained indefinitely. Any of your data held otherwise by the ACE Support Hub and Traumatic Stress Wales will be kept for no more than three years.

Your rights

Under the data protection legislation, you have the right:

  • to be informed of the personal data held about you and to access it
  • to require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data
  • to (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing
  • for (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’
  • to (in certain circumstances) data portability
  • to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection.


If you have any queries about how Public Health Wales processes your personal data, or if you want to exercise your rights under the UK GDPR, please contact:

Data Protection Officer

Public Health Wales NHS Trust

2 Capital Quarter

Tyndall Street


CF10 4BZ


Alternatively you can email

The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office are:

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745 or
0303 123 1113