Welcome to Future Pathways

Future Pathways offers help and support to people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. We work together to help survivors access person-centred support that will help them to lead full, healthy and independent lives and find their own pathways to a positive future.

‘In care’ includes living in residential or foster care, living in a boarding school (state, private or independent), having a long-term stay in hospital or spending time in a Young Offender’s Institution.

Abuse and neglect means being treated with cruelty or violence, and it may have been physical, emotional or sexual abuse, resulting in a profound and negative impact on a person’s life, their health and happiness.

Call us today –

0808 164 2005 (Freephone)

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The types of support we can help with include:

  • Work and education
  • Community activities
  • Counselling
  • Psychological trauma support
  • Access to records

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FAQs

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Introduction to Future Pathways

Our short film explains who Future Pathways is for, how we could help and what happens when you register.

Click here to see this video and more
from Future Pathways.

 Future Pathways on Facebook

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Facebook guidelines Our Facebook page is a good way to keep up to date with our work and hear experiences from people who we’ve worked with. We want to make sure people can get involved in discussions and share their ideas respectfully. Please post comments carefully and think about what impact they may have on other people. We want everyone to feel comfortable when reading this page, so we will delete anything that could cause distress to other people. This includes: • any comment which discriminates against someone based on sex, age, race, religion or belief, disability, gender reassignment, marital status or sexual orientation • bullying or aggressive comments • swearing • linking to inappropriate content • personal insults • threats • any detail of abuse or neglect, whether past or present, whether it happened to yourself or someone else. All activity on this page is moderated, and any comments which break these rules will be removed. If this happens we will always try to let you know why this is. We may also permanently block any poster deemed to be disruptive. Privacy This page is public, and can be read by anyone, including people who are not members of Facebook. Therefore we do not allow comments on this page which share personal, identifying or sensitive information, whether of yourself, a family member or anyone else. This includes: • names and addresses • information which could be used in an internet search to identify someone. As examples: • relationship to poster or other people • town or region where people live • physical descriptions • descriptions of actions • age • information about pending or ongoing court cases • information which is not known to the general public at the time of posting. Immediate help This page is monitored between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. We can’t provide crisis support, or general support over social media. If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support, contact: • NHS 24: 111. If you think you have an emergency situation or need an ambulance you should dial 999 • Samaritans: 116 123 (UK), 116 123 (ROI). 24hrs/7 days a week, local rate call charge • Breathing Space: Freephone 0800 83 85 87. 6pm - 2am week days, 24 hrs at weekends from 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday • Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02. 6pm-12pm, 7 days a week • ChildLine: Freephone 0800 11 11. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week If you want to register with Future Pathways, please visit our website for more information: www.future-pathways.co.uk
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Christine's writing is truly from the heart - "Wolves" is featured in our My Journey exhibition - get in touch with Future Pathways for a free copy of the booklet. #myjourney
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Can you guess where this is? Angela's stunning painting of a well-kent Scottish harbour features in our My Journey art exhibition. Ask us for a free copy of the commemorative booklet today!
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Carol's beautiful painting features in our fantastic My Journey exhibition, which contains work by survivors. Get in touch with Future Pathways for a free copy #myjourney
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Ronald's heartfelt poem is one of many personal pieces of artwork featuring in the Future Pathways My Journey booklet. Get in touch with us at engagement@future-pathways.co.uk for a free copy.
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Davie's wish has finally come true - after a lifetime of not knowing what his beloved mum looked like, he has now tracked down a wealth of photos of her! Even some of him with her! Thanks so much to STV News for their help. He has also found family members. We are so happy for them!
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We are getting the message out there at the "Let's Talk About Mental Health" event in Partick Burgh Halls today - stop by for a chat!

 Future Pathways on Twitter

2 days ago
Christine's writing is truly from the heart - "Wolves" is featured in our My Journey exhibition - get in touch with @FPscotland for a free copy of the booklet. #myjourney https://t.co/WjSmxrQqh3
4 days ago
Can you guess the location? Angela's beautiful painting features in our My Journey art exhibition - get in touch for a free commemorative booklet #myjourney @FPscotland https://t.co/8nL6rHRNKT
2 weeks ago
Carol's beautiful painting features in our fantastic My Journey exhibition, which contains work by survivors. Get in touch with @FPscotland for a free copy #myjourney https://t.co/Poahnk0of7
2 weeks ago
The power of the pen - our My Journey exhibition is full of insightful artwork - here's Ronald with his heartfelt poem. Contact us for a copy of the booklet #myjourney @FPscotland https://t.co/xk5xDYKEIY
3 weeks ago
Here at Future Pathways, we help those who suffered while in care as a child, and we're backing Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. Call us on 0808 164 2005 if you need support #itsnotok @FPscotland https://t.co/JkOsl4nkd3
3 weeks ago
Yippee! Our Davie's wish to see precious pics of his mum for the first time in his life has come true! Thanks so much to @STVvanessa and @STVNews for helping @FPscotland #MondayMotivaton https://t.co/a6gTkT3itq https://t.co/empjHdHlzw

Need help now?

If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support, contact:

  • NHS 24: 111

    If you think you have an emergency situation or need an ambulance you should dial 999

  • Samaritans: 116 123 (UK), 116 123 (ROI)

    24hrs/7 days a week, local rate call charge

  • Breathing Space: Freephone 0800 83 85 87

    6pm - 2am week days, 24 hrs at weekends from 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday

  • Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02

    6pm-12pm, 7 days a week

  • ChildLine: Freephone 0800 11 11

    24 hours a day, 7 days a week