23 November 2017
"I delivered a presentation on Child Sexual Exploitation to second-year students at the UEA. This presentation looked at what child sexual exploitation is, the risk indicators to look for and case studies on recent grooming incidents. It was well-attended and well-received." Sophie Grimmer, Young People's Worker.
Domestic Abuse Forum
20 November 2017
Jonna Barry, our Women's Services Co-ordinator, attended the Domestic Abuse Partner Forum, hosted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Some 25 people from agencies across the county attended the event, which aimed to understand the provision for victims in the county, challenges faced by support agencies and identify best practice.
Child Sexual Abuse conference
13 November 2017
"Having a great day at Dunston Hall Hotel for the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board 2-day child sexual abuse conference. Lots of great speakers and in a lovely venue!" Jade Brophy, Young People's Worker.
WONDER Project update
13 November 2017
"The WONDER Project supports women in Norfolk who have been held in custody at either Wymondham or Kings Lynn PIC (Police Investigation Centre.) Women may choose to self-refer into the project, or it may be part of a conditional caution. A link worker will assess each individual’s needs and develop a support plan. This can include support in areas such as : alcohol dependency or drug addiction, housing issues, mental health, domestic abuse, managing strong feelings or a crime-free life. The link worker will then work alongside the individual and support her to access the support she needs. " Holly Wegg, WONDER Project worker
Love Norwich Christmas Appeal
10 November 2017
Love Norwich Christmas Hampers meet a very real and current need for people in Norwich. Food poverty is a huge problem in our city and the hamper appeal aims to relieve some of this stress and help families in need over the Christmas period. Love Norwich provides hampers for some of our service-users; in turn we support Love Norwich with donations/contributions. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information and/or would like to help provide Christmas dinner in a box... with love.
02 November 2017
"What a fantastic three days it has been attending Crucial Crew and delivering vital internet safety information and advice to young people. Keep up the great work and stay safe." Jade Brophy, Young People's Worker.
30 October 2017
“ A huge thank you to the Sheringham Shantymen who made The Magdalene Group their annual charity for the year. Following a fun evening of spirited shanties and Norfolk humour at Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre recently, the Shantymen presented us with a very generous cheque." Lucy Macleod, Trustee.
Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board : Safer training
24 October 2017
"I attended the NSCB Safer Training, at the Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich, last week. Gorgeous venue. Good delivery by the speaker, ex-policeman talking about how everybody can best support young people by being aware of our safeguarding responsibilities and taking some simple steps. These steps include recording verbatim what you are told when young people make disclosures." Bianca Hedley Chilvers, Senior Young People's Worker.
North Norfolk Crucial Crew
24 October 2017
“We will be attending North Norfolk Crucial Crew on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November. Crucial Crew is aimed at 10-11 year old children and is a multi-agency safety event. We have 10 minutes with each group to discuss on-line safety; we show a video about the dangers of talking to strangers on-line and then discuss how to stay safe.” Sophie Grimmer, Young People’s Worker (Jigsaw)
Are you interested in volunteering?
16 October 2017
We are always looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our team. In return for your support we provide our volunteers with a robust induction and ongoing training in all areas. All volunteers will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). Visit our Get Involved page for more information & an application form.