About Authentic Voice
SafeLives, Improvement Service and Resilience Learning Partnership have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to work in partnership with survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and trauma. Our aim is to help ensure that local authorities and other community planning organisations have the knowledge, confidence, and tools they need to embed survivor voice into local system and service design processes in a robust, trauma informed and meaningful way.
SafeLives Whole Lives Scotland project - SafeLives Authentic Voice Panel formed
Delivering Equally Safe Funding for Authentic Voice Project awarded to SafeLives and Improvement Service.
Authentic Voice Project begins. Discovery exercise carried out with existing lived experience projects
Additional Trauma Funding to work with Resilience Learning Partnership confirmed. Resilience Learning Partnership join the project.
October - March 2022
Partners introduce project to key Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Trauma Networks
Project launch event and publication of Discovery Report
First deep dive workshop held focusing on whole system working
Beginning of 1-1 implementation support: pilot project with one local authority area agreed
Series of national deep dive workshops held focused on key barriers to embedding lived experience
Resilience Learning Partnership launch podcast series
January - June 2023
Dundee Pilot Project engagement activities and events delivered
Dundee Pilot Project Report completed
Click each organisation logo to find out more
Find out more
Resources and reports
Find a range of materials that can help you learn more about Authentic Voice.
Sign up for our upcoming events and workshops.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or just want to chat further, we'd love to hear from you!