Team training

Sylwia delivered some training to the team yesterday around the Youth Justice System, which covered statutory requirements for the Police and Youth Offending Teams who work with young people in and around Norfolk. So interesting & informative.

BBC Children in Need event

BBC Children in Need event

"On Friday evening Jonna & I attended the wonderful BBC Children in Need Event at Norwich castle - and even made it onto the regional television broadcast! It was lovely to be invited to this celebration of the great work that Children in Need does and to meet all the lovely fund-raisers who work so hard to raise so much money each year. It was also great to get to meet all the other services and charities who are able to operate because of Children in Need funding. Thanks for inviting us!" Abbie Haines, Doorway Support Worker.

UEA Presentation

"It was great to be invited back to talk to the UEA education students for our annual presentation around CSE in Norfolk and the work of The Rose Project. A lovely group of enthusiastic students - you will play a very important role in keeping children safe! See you again next year!" Jade Brophy & Sophie Grimmer, CSE Practitioners.


A huge thank you to all who support us - our funders, our members & friends, our volunteers, our trustees & patrons. All that you do makes such a difference to the work of The Magdalene Group, & those that we support. Thank you. #YouMadeItHappen

St. Christopher’s Residential Housing Project

Suzi Heyborne CEO, Lesley McNay Senior CSE Practitioner and Morwenna Chaffe CSE Practitioner visited St Christopher's CSE Residential Housing Project in Ealing, London last week. This was a great opportunity to share working practice, and to also take time to visit a CSE housing project for young girls that has become established over the last 3 years.


To donate to The Magdalene Group via JustTextGiving, please: Text this message : MAGD37 followed by (for example) £10 to this number : 70070 Thank you.

Norfolk VCSE Conference 2018 : Achieving Sustainability

Suzi & Sara attended Norfolk’s annual Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Conference which took place at The Space, Roundtree Way, yesterday. The conference was organised by three Norfolk organisations – Community Action Norfolk, Voluntary Norfolk and Momentum (Norfolk), under the “Working Together” banner - & aims to bring together representatives from VCSE organisations to provoke thought, provide an opportunity to consider issues from a national perspective and give delegates practical tools to use within their organisations through a mix of keynote speeches and workshops. This year's theme was sustainability - how organisations can develop sustainably in a changing environment and what this means for the VCSE sector. An interesting day.

Fostering Solutions

"Thank you Tess for inviting us to talk at one of your Compass Fostering Solutions open mornings. Always happy to talk about our service : the Rose Partnership and Missing Support." Becky Bentley, CSE Practitioner. If you would like to find out more about our missing service please contact Becky at:

Visit from Bishop Graham

Visit from Bishop Graham

We were delighted to welcome The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, to The Magdalene Group today. Trustees Georgina Holloway & Nick Miller, were joined by Suzi and some of the team, and took the opportunity to update him on recent developments, while, in turn, Bishop Graham - who has long since been a patron of our charity - remembered the good old days of the two Doreens, when we were based in the church opposite. It was a lovely lunch, and part of the Bishop's farewell tour before retirement. Thank you Bishop Graham for your unstinting love and support. We wish you well.

Sessions for professionals

We hold monthly sessions for professionals from other agencies. Hosted by a member of the team, they usually last about an hour, & provide an opportunity to learn more about the work of The Magdalene Group, as well as sharing experiences & new developments. This morning's session was delivered by Jade, one of our CSE Practitioners. "Many thanks for including us in your session for professionals today. It was helpful to meet other practitioners and be able to share information about recent updates to our service and hear more about the services you offer" - quote from one of today's guests. We have places available on the December, January & February sessions; if you would like more information, or you would like to book yourself a place, please e-mail or telephone the office 01603 610256.