Operation Sceptre - Adverse Childhood experiences

Date published: 14 March 2019 11:43
Dated: 14 March 2019 11:41:30

As part of Operation Sceptre this week, and the force’s approach to tackling knife crime, we’re highlight the importance of knowing about Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Detective Superintendent Una Jennings, force lead for armed criminality, said: “Early interventions are key in terms of safeguarding vulnerable young people and ensuring they don’t fall into a path of criminality.

“When it comes to tackling knife crime and its causes, everyone has a role to play. It should be a public health approach and it cannot be left solely to the police as often sadly, by the time we become involved, so much has been missed already.

“Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are something we look at quite closely, along with our key partner agencies. ACEs include witnessing domestic abuse, experiencing any kind of abuse or growing up in a household where parents or carers are abusing drugs or alcohol for example.

“Please watch the video to learn more about ACEs and the impact they can have on a child’s life.”

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