New report highlights issues around routine ACEs enquiry

It’s good news that the Public Health Institute in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University have published a report on the REACh (Routine Enquiry about Adverse Childhood experiences) implementation pilot which has raised a number of questions and recommendations about the best way to support and train staff using the model, as well as the need for wider organisational culture change rather than using the approach as a stand alone tool.

Previous research has shown positive effects from routinely asking people at assessment about Adverse Childhood Experiences, and this report moves the debate on by identifying what still needs to happen in order to make REACh a more widely used screening tool.