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)

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet communitas erdum, lacus et vulputate, velit nulla commodo sem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The types of support we can help with include:

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

Register with us today:

Sign up to our newsletter:

News & Events

Find out the latest news from Future Pathways

Films

See what people are saying about Future Pathways

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

Future Pathways

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
Future Pathways
Future Pathways1 day ago
We're excited about the launch of our survivor booklet next week - it's a lovely collection of people's artwork and poetry. Look out for details about how to get a copy Future Pathways
Future Pathways
Future Pathways2 days ago
Fantastic project from Who Cares? Scotland If you would be interested in taking part, get in touch...
Future Pathways
Future Pathways3 days ago
Did you know that Future Pathways can help people access records about their family? We work closely with Birthlink's Care Connect service. Call us on 0808 164 2005 to see if we can help you.
Future Pathways
Future Pathways4 days ago
With the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry restarting, Future Pathways and the Trauma Counselling Line Scotland will be offering a listening ear to those giving evidence throughout January.
Future Pathways
Future Pathways5 days ago
Have you carried out any random acts of kindness today? Please let our friends at the Mental Health Foundation Scotland know about it - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/random-acts-kindness-blue-monday
Future Pathways
Future Pathways5 days ago
It may be #BlueMonday, but here at Future Pathways, we are looking on the bright side - focusing on the blue sky rather than the grey clouds we can see from the Glasgow office today!

 Future Pathways on Twitter

24 hours ago
Thanks @STVNews for helping us share Davie's quest for a picture of his mum. Look forward to seeing it air soon! https://t.co/QpnRZEmcrZ https://t.co/vM0LCmcxa6
1 day ago
We're excited about the launch of our survivor booklet next week - it's a lovely collection of people's artwork and poetry. Look out for details about how to get a copy @FPscotland https://t.co/3meTxW1eYs
2 days ago
Looks like a fantastic project @eatsleeplaugh Looking forward to seeing it! https://t.co/kmPrsCo6Pv
3 days ago
Did you know that Future Pathways can help you find records about your family? We work with Birthlink's Care Connect service to do this. Call us on 0808 164 2005 for advice @FPscotland @Birthlink100 https://t.co/M7bjmtZXlX
4 days ago
With the @ScottishCAI restarting this week, @FPscotland and the Trauma Counselling Line Scotland will be offering a listening ear over the phone to those giving evidence. https://t.co/9FYKKhRINt

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