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

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

My Journey – creative showcase

If you have been affected by in-care abuse or neglect, we’d like to invite you to share a piece of art, photography or writing with us to help us mark our first anniversary.

Find out more here.

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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Our latest newsletter has just been published - take a look here: http://mailchi.mp/6ab7c4488e29/future-pathways-newsletter-april-351793

If you would like to subscribe to receive future updates, you can sign up to our mailing list here: http://scot.us14.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=ce6eca4702553bdd2e5930a64&id=26ed779ed4

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We'll be at the information day for survivors in Glasgow on Tuesday 22 August - come along to find out more about what support is available.

There'll also be attendance from:
National Confidential Forum
Future Pathways (In Care Survivor Support Fund)
Scottish Government
Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
Police Scotland
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
CELCIS
Citizens Advice Scotland

Contact celcis.learning@strath.ac.uk or phone 0131 244 2507 to book your space.

More information can be found on our website: https://future-pathways.co.uk/invitation-attend-information-day-care-survivors/
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There's still time to apply for one of our current vacancies. We're recruiting for:

Personal Outcomes Support Co-ordinator – Older Adults
Personal Outcomes Support Co-ordinator – North of Scotland
Practice Learning Facilitator

The closing date for all vacancies is Monday 21 August.

For more information please see our website: https://future-pathways.co.uk/new-vacancies-future-pathways/
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A big thank you to everyone who shared their artwork or writing as part of 'My Journey' - we've had some fantastic entries and can't wait to share them.

Watch this space for updates on the online gallery to see the artworks everyone has shared!
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Future Pathways3 weeks ago
Find out more about what support is out there for you, or how to get your voice heard, at an information day for survivors in Glasgow on Tuesday 22 August - visit our website to find out more www.future-pathways.co.uk/news

 Future Pathways on Twitter

3 days ago
Our latest newsletter is out! Have a read here: https://t.co/giO8JRt8aC and subscribe to future editions: https://t.co/1faPcJRznp
1 week ago
We'll be at the free information day for survivors in Glasgow on 22 August - find out more and how to book a space: https://t.co/0JEbAIlfne https://t.co/k0vJjXUiBK
2 weeks ago
There's still time to apply for one of our three current vacancies - closing date for all applications 21 Aug: https://t.co/QLkNR35JZk
2 weeks ago
Thank you to everyone who shared their work as part of My Journey! Watch this space for updates and to see all the work people have shared.
3 weeks ago
Find out what support is available for survivors at a free information day in Glasgow on 22 Aug - https://t.co/QbCofpSWk4 for more info. https://t.co/becyrgRkCz
4 weeks ago
There's still time to enter our creative showcase, My Journey - closing date 4 Aug. Visit our website for more info: https://t.co/7ZC0Nk7NiY https://t.co/FXFjjG9oWi

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