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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Encouraging girls to play football is a hot topic - Carol, one of our survivors, is now fulfilling her childhood dream and has joined Street Soccer. She's having a ball! Here she is with founder Davie Duke MBE. #womensfootball
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Nigel and Sophie were telling exhibitors at the Scottish Care national conference in Glasgow all about Future Pathways - and getting our message out there.☺️
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What's your view like today? This is the beautiful Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, at lunchtime. Post your photos on our timeline and tell us what you're up to! #summerishere
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If you're at the Care at Home and Housing Conference in Glasgow this Friday, we'll be exhibiting, so please say hello!
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There is not a time limit when it comes to supporting abuse survivors - as long as you were under 18 and in a care setting when it happened, you are eligible. Call us to find out more on 0808 164 2005, https://future-pathways.co.uk/
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Future Pathways3 weeks ago
We're in Greenock today to chat to Community Connectors in Inverclyde, finding out how Future Pathways can support local abuse survivors. YourVoiceInverclyde #WednesdayWisdom

 Future Pathways on Twitter

4 days ago
Survivor Carol loved footy as a child but never got the chance, now she's playing with Street Soccer Scotland! @streetsoccerSCO @MrDavidDuke @BigIssue @edinburghpaper #womensfootball https://t.co/hPvz7dzSnH
7 days ago
Nigel and Sophie made great contacts at the Scottish @scottishcare conference - the pens and leaflets were flying off the table! #homecare18 #practicalpromise @CareInspect @CarersCoalition @MarieCurieSCO https://t.co/f7n5xQ0u7A
2 weeks ago
Future Pathways can help you to move on and make the most of your life - visit https://t.co/uNvMvb3kt4 or phone us on 0808 164 2005 #WednesdayMotivation #YouMatter https://t.co/wdcgZbX8VB

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