ACE’s & Mental Health Awareness Training


ACE's & Mental Health Awareness Training

Interactive workshop for school staff to raise awareness that mental health problems may be an indication that a child has suffered or is at risk of suffering abuse, neglect or exploitation.


Keeping Children Safe in Education states that education staff are well placed to observe children day-to-day and identify those whose behaviour suggests they may be experiencing a mental health problem or be at risk of developing one. Where children have suffered abuse and neglect or other potentially traumatic adverse childhood experience, this can have a lasting impact on their behaviour and education.

This interactive course has been developed in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children, Governance Handbook and Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills.

A 2-hour whole school session that will ensure staff and volunteers are better able to:

  • Raise awareness of childhood mental health and ACEs
  • Understand the lifelong affects to a child
  • Consider the signs and indicators
  • Know what to do if they are concerned about a child
  • Know where to go for support

It is available for onsite or virtual delivery and all attendees will receive a Participation Certificate.

The setting will receive an information booklet detailing links to all resources referred to throughout the training.

Optional extras to support compliance within Keeping Children Safe in Education


  • Delegate online assessment which provides your mechanism to evidence your staff/volunteer understanding of the training content and their safeguarding responsibilities  
  • Access for the current academic year to a recorded video of the training for your school key stakeholders who were unable to attend the live session or for inclusion in your new staff safeguarding induction programme.


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