Local trauma champions

The shared ambition of COSLA, the Scottish Government and many other key partners is to develop a trauma informed and trauma responsive workforce across Scotland. The aim of this work is to ensure we deliver services in ways which prevent further harm or re-traumatisation for those who have experienced psychological trauma or adversity at any stage in their lives.

To help drive this ambition forward, all local authorities, IJBs, Health Boards and other key community planning partners have been invited to nominate local Trauma Champions to help influence change. The Trauma Champions will be responsible for overseeing, encouraging and raising awareness of trauma informed and trauma responsive practice across all services within their area. The Trauma Champion role is intended to promote local, joined up, multi-agency working, to ensure a consistent approach is taken across different agencies and community planning agendas when responding to trauma. They will help foster a shared language, vision and understanding for people affected by trauma, leaders and the workforce, across boundaries, towards a common goal.

More information will be announced shortly, including the programme of support available for nominated champions. For more information, please contact: