Visit by the High Sheriff

"Suzi, Jonna, Vivienne and I, on behalf of The Magdalene Group, were really pleased to welcome the High Sheriff of Norfolk, Lady Roberts, to King Street last week, particularly as due to the Covid restrictions she has been unable to visit many charities since taking up office in April. However, she was well briefed by Jonna and Suzi, was extremely interested in hearing about Doorway Women’s Services and the Rose Project and congratulated everyone on the hard work that has gone on throughout the pandemic. She offered her support and Suzi is following up with her." Georgina Holloway, Chair of Trustees

Annual Report : 25 years of building trusted relationships.

CEO report : This year sees The Magdalene Group achieve 25 years of unfailing commitment providing support to women and young people who experience sexual violence, coercion and exploitation. The work has gone from strength to strength as we have grown to become the foremost provider of service for women and young people in Norfolk. Trust is the foundation on which we have built our services, working in complex environments and being responsive and flexible to meet the needs of service-users as we adapt to their changing circumstances. We then reflect these to develop relationships with many funding-partners who understand that they are purchasing the capacity for us to learn and adapt accepting and appreciating this as part of the services we provide. Over the last two years we have benefitted from investment and learning from The Listening Fund where we have embedded a culture and practice of listening to what the women and young people we work with need, say, and feel about our organisation which helps us to effectively adapt our projects and continue to provide services that are most needed. We were pleased to have been selected as ‘most significant organisational change of adopting a new understanding of and/or approach to listening across the organisation at a strategic level.’ The Magdalene Group recognises that in order to sustain and develop our services we needed to invest in the capacity of our organisation and have been pleased to introduce a Senior Management Team looking at Quality and Compliance and Business Opportunities to help further identify gaps and continue to provide dynamic and creative solutions in our field of work. The Trustees, volunteers and staff who make up our workforce are our biggest asset and as such we are pleased to have invested in training and development to retain their skills in working together to ensure we deliver quality, trauma-informed interventions, whilst retaining effective safeguarding judgements and responding to crisis in order to build trusted relationships.

Sexual Health Week : 14th – 20th September

Sexual Health Week : 14th – 20th September

The theme for this year’s national Sexual Health Week is making sexual health inclusive. For Sexual Health Week 2020, Brook is celebrating the introduction of mandatory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools. Brook believes in a society where all young people are free to be themselves; the education they receive at school plays a vital role in that; Brook is running a whole host of activities to help schools Get their RSE in Gear! 😊

DONATE

DONATE

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#OnlineSafetyAtHome

#OnlineSafetyAtHome

This is the end of the #OnlineSafetyAtHome campaign. The final week of four activity sheets for families explore 'digital family' life with conversation starters and fun 15-minute activities that help keep children and young people safe while: • Gaming • Live streaming • Sharing images • Using social media. Follow the link : www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=5b5261dab9-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_25_08_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-5b5261dab9-55217093

“Exploitation – is it happening to me?”

“Exploitation – is it happening to me?”

The Rose Project's newly-revised & updated CSE booklet - "Exploitation - is it happening to me?" - can be purchased from us, priced at £1 per copy. Please contact the office - vivienne@magdalenegroup.org or 01603 610256 - to order.

Well done to our Doorway Women’s Services!

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See Something, Hear Something, Say Something

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something

Norfolk County Council's county-wide campaign encourages neighbours, extended family, those working to provide essential services and volunteers to look out for the county’s children, as the coronavirus lockdown continues. If you see something or hear something, then say something by calling 0344 800 8020. Thank you in advance for helping to safeguard Norfolk’s children.

“A picture of the Mary Magdalene rose, now in full bloom again, reminding me of The Magdalene Group's beautiful work and a spur to prayer every time we glimpse it”. Lovely picture, lovely words, from a former volunteer.