Charity information

WAVE TRUST

Creating solutions to prevent child abuse and neglect from ever happening using the best global programmes to the UK; one was described by The Lancet as
" 1 of 2 programmes that prevent child abuse

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    WAVE believes that 'prevention is better than cure'. The route to achieving this is through prevention of abuse before it begins. The root causes of mental and social problems are found in early childhood.
    Solutions created by WAVE include healing violent offenders as well as solutions to prevent cycles of disadvantage from continuing in children's formative years
    "WAVE's visionary 70/30 strategy has my full backing. It tackles the roots of the problems in our society where so many address the symptoms. "
    Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and Patron of WAVE.
    “WAVE Trust is unique in its approach to the problem of child abuse…. Its potential to create change is unrivalled by other organisations taking a less completely preventative approach. ”
    New Philanthropy Capital independent review of over 100 charities tackling child abuse, 2007
    “WAVE Trust is unique in its approach to the problem of child abuse…. Its potential to create change is unrivalled by other organisations taking a less completely preventative approach. ”
    New Philanthropy Capital independent review of over 100 charities tackling child abuse, 2007
    “WAVE Trust is unique in its approach to the problem of child abuse…. Its potential to create change is unrivalled by other organisations taking a less completely preventative approach. ”

  • Aims

    WAVE TRUST aims to:

    • The 70/30 strategy (to reduce child abuse, neglect and children witnessing domestic violence by 70% by the year 2030) being adopted and promoted by all main political parties in the UK.
    • Create a momentum for change so that society takes on responsibility for safety of children rather than seeing it as someone else's problem.
    • WAVE's work spreads across the UK and then globally to create more peaceful societies.
  • Overview

    Established: October 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1080189

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 020 8688 3773

    Address: Cameron House 61 Friends Road Croydon Surrey CR0 1ED

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