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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News & Events

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Films

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FAQs

Answers to common questions about Future Pathways

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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We're recruiting new members to join our Advisory Group.
If you'd like to play a role in helping Future Pathways improve, we'd like to hear from you!

The group plays an important role in advising the management and leadership of Future Pathways on how the support fund can continue to improve, and makes sure people accessing support can shape its future direction.

Applications are open to people who are registered with Future Pathways, and the closing date is Friday 3 November.

For more information and to download an application form, please visit our website: https://future-pathways.co.uk/advisory-group/
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We’re delighted to be launching our partnership with Police Scotland today, to enable us to reach out to in-care survivors caught up in the criminal justice system.

The new partnership, the first of its kind in Scotland, will see anyone who comes through any of Police Scotland’s custody suites across the country automatically given a Future Pathways leaflet before they leave, providing them with information about Future Pathways and contact information to help them register for support.

Around 160,000 people come through the custody suites each year, offering an invaluable opportunity to help to stop the cycle of re-offending that can occur for some, and make sure that survivors get the help and support they need.

You can read more about our work with Police Scotland on our website: https://future-pathways.co.uk/future-pathways-joins-forces-police-scotland-reach-care-survivors-criminal-justice-system/
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Future Pathways supports people who experienced abuse or neglect as a child in care in Scotland, you can find out more at www.future-pathways.co.uk/
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How Future Pathways is ending the legacy of a tragic childhood of abuse in care
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This month marks the first anniversary of Future Pathways, and so far we've seen more than 400 people come forward for support.

People registered with us have shared their artworks and writing on the theme of 'My Journey', to help mark this milestone - you can view the online gallery here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/futurepathways/albums/72157685674903671

Our anniversary booklet, detailing the highlights from our first year, is also available on our website: https://future-pathways.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1st-Anniversary-12pp-for-web.pdf

 Future Pathways on Twitter

24 hours ago
We're @KelvingroveArt today for Moving Minds as part of #smhaf17 - come say hello! https://t.co/oXWwgHWNFu
2 days ago
We're recruiting for our Advisory Group - if you'd like to help Future Pathways improve, find out how to apply: https://t.co/PPJQAqU3zt https://t.co/oHRBc7l8Se
3 days ago
We'll be at this year's Moving Minds event with @VOXSCOTLAND as part of @MH_arts on 19 Oct - come and say hello! https://t.co/qJUyYdXj4w
4 days ago
Ciao from Rome! Survivor Tommy continues on his recovery journey with support from @FPscotland Future Pathways https://t.co/0VhD5eqXjr https://t.co/fnQAINmzxO
1 week ago
Future Pathways is delighted to help spread the word about such an important day #WorldMentalHealthDay @FPscotland https://t.co/d1c7rPYZBp

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