ACE Ambassador

South Gloucestershire Adverse Childhood Experiences Partnership (ACEP) are developing an ACE Ambassador Network.  The role will be undertaken by practitioners and managers keen to champion ACE-informed ways of working within their organisations and networks. More information is in the ACE-Ambassador Network Agreement. Please see network agreement attached.

If you would like to register your interest in becoming an ACE Ambassador, please email us on aces@southglos.co.uk.

The ACE Ambassador Network will collectively and individually work to deliver its aims. Every Ambassador will bring something different to the role and will be able to offer different amounts of time, depending on their role and organisation. Some members may be able to disseminate information to networks; whereas others may be able to attend training, deliver training and/or support the work of the ACE Partnership through involvement in a Task and Finish Group. Regardless of the level of involvement, all ACE Ambassadors will have support.

Activities include:

  • Sharing best practice around ACE-informed policies in practise
  • Building multi-agency partnerships and relationships that extend beyond geographical boundaries
  • Raising the profile of ACEs through sharing information, delivering short training sessions and disseminating ideas and resources through networks.
  • Facilitating a collaborative approach to best utilise limited resources
  • Establishing a shared language around ACE-informed service design and delivery
  • Providing a safe space for professional peer support
  • Exploring opportunities for innovation and collaboration to improve the quality and effectiveness of ACE-informed approaches.
  • Providing opportunities for skill/competence and continued professional development for members of the network so that they can take their learning to their own organisation

Meeting Frequency and Organisation

The Network will have a virtual presence using an online forum. Bi-annual face to face meetings will have a topic focus, as well as offering opportunities to share updates, examples of best practice and challenges, as well as celebrating success.

The network will be coordinated on behalf of the ACEP by the Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner post in the Public Health and Wellbeing Division of South Gloucestershire Council who will administrate the network, collating and circulating the agenda, minutes and papers. They will have responsibility for inviting any guest speakers to bi-annual meetings.