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Engaging with children and young people
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3 Adverse childhood experiences

While it is important to listen to and engage with young people, an awareness of context is also vital. A key part of anyone’s context is the way that the experiences we have had growing up shape and form us. In particular, it is important not to underestimate the impact of what have been termed ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences’ or ACEs.