Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

A BRIEF GUIDE TO ACES AND THE TOOLS TO HELP

Frontline health and social care workers often encounter people who have experienced significant trauma throughout their lives. In this session SVRU project manager and psychotherapist Kirsty Giles introduces the concept of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the impact they can have on individuals. She also looks at some of the tools which can be used by those working in the field to help both others and themselves. The session was originally recorded by Kirsty for the 2020 Royal College of Emergency Medicine FASSGEM conference.

Niven Rennie

Director

Telephone: 01786 896785          Email: violence.reduction@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Niven has more than 30 years of operational policing experience in the United Kingdom. He joined Strathclyde Police in 1985 serving throughout the west of Scotland in a variety of ranks and positions before progressing to the rank of Chief Superintendent. Niven previously held the role of President of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents where he represented the interests of the operational leaders of policing in Scotland.

On leaving Police Scotland in 2016 Niven took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness (SeAscape).

Niven was appointed director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in July 2018.