It is essential that we use trauma-informed practice when working with children and young people who have suffered neglect, rejection or emotional/physical/sexual abuse.  This starts with acknowledging that often people have experienced different types of trauma in their lives.

Trauma-informed care emphasises physical, psychological and emotional safety for workers, children and young people alike and helps to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. Carers who care for trauma survivors will need to develop robust caring and therapeutic skills, as this is the first critical step in building a therapeutic alliance and will offer the child the best chance of recovering from their experiences and developing a resilient state.

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