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

Latest news from Future Pathways

Twitter

1 day ago
Lovely words! #TuesdayThoughts https://t.co/WG3CaISxyX
Everyday Mindfulness @mindfuleveryday
"The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They make the best of everything." ~ @actionhappiness
#mindfulness https://t.co/SOBq9MNjAu
2 days ago
Take a breather from Christmas stress and visit our fab What Makes Me Happy art exhibition! It features lovely artwork and photos, like this one. It's in the historic Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile #whatmakesmehappy #arttherapy @EdinCulture @Edin_Co 🎨 https://t.co/JycQTw0mVT
5 days ago
Ryan's used Harry Potter as an example of what it feels like for a care experienced adult to access their redacted records @AberdeenCC @whocaresscot @Aberdeenshire @TheMorayCouncil @Edinburgh_CC #workingtogether https://t.co/z576CwljWW
7 days ago
"As a child I lived in a world of secrecy..." powerful words contained in Believe, Elaine's book about her time in care. It's getting rave reviews on Amazon and Good Reads, and @FPscotland gets a mention - https://t.co/34Eq0Tlqof #ThursdayMotivation #Survivor 💐 https://t.co/PoGuzZvkh9
1 week ago
We're off to Aberdeen this week to tell professionals at @AberdeenCC all about how @FPscotland helps people who survived in-care abuse #TuesdayMotivation #sharingiscaring https://t.co/RnStr0m2RX
1 week ago
"It was really easy to register" - feedback from a survivor who is being supported by Future Pathways. If you were in care as a child and had a negative experience, call us on freephone 0808 164 2005 #MondayMotivation https://t.co/fTCf6ez60F

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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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Future Pathways2 days ago
Museum of Edinburgh
Have you visited our What Makes me Happy art exhibition yet? It features great artwork and photos - like this one - created by survivors. Take a break from the Xmas hassle and stop by the display at the Museum of Edinburgh, Royal Mile, until January 20th. 🎨
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Future Pathways5 days ago
There are powerful words being shared at the care record's conference in Aberdeen today. Ryan from Who Cares Scotland redacted Harry Potter to give the audience as an example of what it was like to read his own records.
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Future Pathways6 days ago
Elaine's book, Believe, charters how much her terrible experience of being in care as a child affected her life. She was keen to share her experience so that others wouldn't feel alone. It's getting rave reviews on Amazon! Buy it here - https://amzn.to/2QfnFiR ❤️
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Future Pathways7 days ago
Knowing how to use a defibrillator could help save someone's life - when someone's heart stops, the worst thing is to do nothing says St John Ambulance
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Channel 5 News
Knowing how to use a defibrillator could help save someone's life - when someone's heart stops, the worst thing is to do nothing says St John Ambulance
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Future Pathways7 days ago
Most of the negative experiences we've heard about were inflicted by people who should have cared for and protected children. Some of these individuals held considerable power and respect within the wider community.

Learn more about what we've heard so far by visiting our website.

https://bit.ly/2ISU8ao
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Future Pathways will be in Aberdeen this week to chat to professionals about how we can work together to support people who had a terrible time in care.

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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.

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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