Burn injury is one of the most common forms of trauma worldwide, with four million people in the Western world subject to post-burn scarring each year. Over two-thirds are children. Since 2012 we have helped establish the UK as a global leader for burns research. The Scar Free Foundation UK Burns Research Network, supported by the VTCT Foundation, brings together researchers with clinicians and patients from Burns Centres across the UK to prevent common burns injuries, test and develop new scar free and rehabilitative burns treatments.