Somerset local area partnerships and organisations are working together to achieve a shared vision – that all individuals in Somerset who access help and engage with services receive support that is trauma informed.


The Somerset Trauma Informed Network is a group of individuals and organisations who are committed to a journey of becoming more trauma informed in their practice and policy.

The Network allows practitioners from a range of organisations and diverse backgrounds to link, share best practice and learn together to create a Somerset-wide culture of practice. We aim to build awareness about trauma informed and shame sensitive practice across the workforce, to help to achieve positive change within families and organisations.

Find out more on the Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Partnership website.

Trauma informed approaches recognise the prevalence of trauma in people’s lives and acknowledge the potential effects that this can have on individuals and their families, networks, and communities. A Trauma Informed Somerset means having a workforce that is able to recognise when individuals are affected by trauma and adversity and then able to respond in ways that are supportive and prevent further harm. In relation to educational settings, often a whole-school approach is crucial and supports all children and young people.

In order to support educational settings on the journey to becoming more trauma-informed and embedding effective practice, a selection of resources, support, and training packages are being developed and offered, this page will be updated regularly.

Free Training for Settings

The information below outlines details of the training that is being offered.

Level 2 Training is whole-school trauma training to assist settings with understanding trauma as well as developing trauma awareness. Please click on the links below for more information and to take you through to the booking page.

Level 3 Training includes a range of centrally run training for staff working in more specialist or specific roles. Please click on the links below for more information and to take you through to the booking page.

Last reviewed: May 29, 2024 by Gemma

Next review due: November 29, 2024

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