Innovative South Wales Policing Project is ‘ACE’ says Assembly Member


Photo from L/R:  Sergeant Gareth Bradley, Cllr Phil Waite, Emma Reed (Barnardo’s) Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Chris Elmore MP, Gemma Paskins BCBC, Acting Chief inspector Ross Crutcher

Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies visited Maesteg Police Station to hear about the new ground-breaking intervention programme known as ‘ACEs’ (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

The pilot programme provides a public health approach to policing, looking at possibilities of early adverse childhood experiences resulting in harmful adult behaviours.

Ogmore MP Chris Elmore, Bridgend Cabinet Member for Social Services and Early Help and Barnardo’s were also in attendance and heard how this new focus of policing is having surprising results.

Speaking after the event the Ogmore AM stated:  “Thanks to Chief Inspector Ross Crutcher and his team for a very interesting visit and for providing an insight of how the ACEs pilot is currently taking place in the region.  Early identification of particularly vulnerable members of our society can hopefully see them receive early support and understanding to safe-guard their future health and well-being.”