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Ensuring that recovery from childhood trauma becomes available for all children and young people

Launched in 2012, we are a membership charity which provides a ‘community of practice’ for promoting a collaboration between individuals and organisations who share a passion to radically change the lives of children and young people who have suffered developmental trauma. 

Our mission is to ensure that recovery from childhood trauma becomes available for all children and young people. We seek to draw together information about childhood trauma and publicise it in a bid to influence policy and improve practice in this area.

Latest News & Events

IRCT appointed as secretariat for the APPG for childhood trauma

We’re delighted to announce that IRCT is now providing the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Childhood Trauma, influencing parliamentarians to consider the impact of childhood trauma when developing policy. 

Together with parliamentarians and key stakeholders we aim to promote increased awareness and understanding of the impact of complex childhood trauma and the implications for both statutory and voluntary services.

The APPG is chaired by Wera Hobhouse MP, details of other members of the Group can be found here.

If there are policy issues you think the APPG should consider or you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact

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Independent review of children's social care

IRCT have collated a response to the government's manifesto committed to review the children's social care system.

The IRCT is pleased to promote the Attachment and Research Community 2023 Conference which is “Supporting the journey to an emotionally informed education”. This conference aims to facilitate an understanding of Early Developmental trauma and behaviours resulting from those experiences. It aims to motivate and educate a workforce to meet the needs of traumatised children. In this way “the needs of the whole school are met”.

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