Contacting us ………
25 March 2020
We are all currently working from home. You can contact us in all the usual ways : The main telephone line has been diverted; the team are all available on their usual mobile numbers and/or e-mail addresses. Stay safe!
National Child Exploitation Awareness Day.
18 March 2020
The National Child Exploitation Awareness Day - today, 18th March - aims to highlight the issues surrounding child exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children exploiting and abusing their peers. #HelpingHands #CEADay20
Doorway Women’s Services : CoronaVirus update.
17 March 2020
"We are sorry to say that due to recent circumstances surrounding Covid-19 we will be limiting our Doorway service until further notice. We will be reviewing this daily and will keep you all updated. The Doorway team will continue to be available on the phone on their usual mobile numbers if you need support. Stay safe and take care." The Doorway team.
National Child Exploitation Awareness Day : 18th March, 2020
16 March 2020
"On 18th March we want the world to unite against child sexual exploitation. We aim to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children." The Magdalene Group supports National Child Exploitation Awareness Day.
13 March 2020
On Thursday 5th March Suzi and I travelled to #BeMoreDigital2020 Conference at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. We attended the event to support the development of The Magdalene Group’s use of digital in our organisation, from brand image to evidencing the impact our services have for the young people and women we work with. Suzi and I attended various presentations and panel discussions throughout the day including; ‘5 steps to better impact reporting’, ‘Should all strategy be digital or is digital just a part of strategy’, ‘Tackling inclusion’, and ‘Everything you need to know about killer content’. For me Dr. Andrew Tomlinson’s presentation on ‘How AI is improving service delivery for small charities’ was fascinating, he spoke about the amazing case study completed by DataKind and The Welcome Centre, a foodbank in Leeds, worked together to implement AI tech to visitor data to forecast who might require additional support from the support staff at the foodbank, allowing for more efficient and effective ways of support individuals. Donna Elson
Voluntary Sector Forum
12 March 2020
I attended March’s Voluntary Sector Forum last week where there were presentations on the changes in Senior Management Structure in Children’s Services, the new operating model of FLOURISH, and the Health and Social Care Assembly for Norfolk and Waveney. In addition to these we also had Florence from Youth Strike 4 Climate Norwich present to us and run a workshop on climate change. The workshop included thinking about what our organisations do now to be eco-friendly and what more action we can, and should, take to prevent further impact on the climate. Following on from this workshop, The Magdalene Group would like to invite some young people from Youth Strike 4 Climate Norwich in to consult on our Environmental Sustainability Policy, later in the year, to ensure we are doing all that we can to fight climate change as an organisation. Donna Elson, Head of Quality & Compliance, maternity cover
Countdown to National Child Exploitation Awareness Day………..
11 March 2020
On 18th March, 2020, the NWG Network calls for all to unite against child exploitation.
Serious Case Review Roadshow
10 March 2020
"On 4th March I visited the Serious Case Review Roadshow on behalf of The Magdalene Group. The day focused on trying to provide flexible and creative theory and ways of working to really advocate for best practice in Norfolk. The Serious Case Review presented was an audit of 6 cases of non-accidental head injuries on children aged 3 months to 3 years. Sadly one of the children passed away due to this. Speakers from Public Health brought to light the impact that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have on us throughout our lifespan, creating vulnerable parents also, and the need for practitioners to be the one consistent person in a vulnerable person's life, in order to break the cycle and build resilience. We also learnt from Clinical Psychologists about the impact of trauma on ourselves as practitioners, and the need to forge strong bonds as a team to be able to contain our own emotions and be the best we can for our clients. Lastly, we learnt from the Family Nurse Partnership, the importance of building relationship-based practice with our clients, but also with other professionals, to achieve the multi-agency partnership working that our clients deserve. I hope I can feed this back into our organisation so that we can continue to provide the best service possible to the people that we work with and also play a key part in preventing incidents, that cause harm, from happening." Charlotte Breen, Student Social Worker
Thank you …….
09 March 2020
to LUSH Norwich - for lovely donations, which will be so much appreciated by our service-users. Thank you.
Celebrating International Women’s Day……….
09 March 2020