Comfort Teddies

I am happy to support the comfort teddies initiative which is an admirable approach to helping children who've been through Adverse Childhood Experiences.

The Comfort Teddies initiative is a partnership between Children 1st and local police stations, introduced by Longhaugh Police Station in Dundee, which works with the wider community in Dundee who knit teddies for young children. These teddies are distributed by police officers in a wide variety of situations with children, as an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) aware approach to addressing childhood trauma. This local initiative is now being rolled out by local police and other emergency services across Scotland.