Love Norwich : Christmas Hampers

Love Norwich : Christmas Hampers

Once again, Love Norwich has provided Christmas dinner - in a box - with love - for a number of our service-users; Thank you so much!

Fierce Babe Christmas Market

Fierce Babe Christmas Market

"One of our lovely volunteers, Amber, is one half of the Fierce Babe Norwich Team. They’re primarily a female network but they also run amazing markets with all female makers. This year Amber chose us as her charity of choice and we had a stall set up to raise awareness about Doorway Women’s Service and The Magdalene Group as a whole; we spoke to so many lovely people and had so much interest in volunteering – if you’re interested take a look : https://magdalenegroup.org/volunteer/ We also set up a donation station and loads of people came to donate winter clothing, underwear and tights, hair dye and lots of other goodies – thanks so much! Thanks for having us Amber!” Abbie Haines, Outreach Worker

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on December 17 by sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies. The Magdalene Group and Doorway Women's Service supports the international day to end violence against sex workers.

UEA Presentation

On 21st November, Morwenna Chaffe and Donna Elson were welcomed to UEA to deliver a seminar to second year students on the BA Education degree. The students were enrolled on the Childhood, Youth and Transitions module and this seminar gave them an overview of the picture of Child Sexual Exploitation, with particular focus on signs that indicate a young person may be being exploited and the ways in which this can happen. The students were also given a real case study to analyse in groups and were challenged to come up with an action plan for working with the young person. There were some great suggestions and signposting from the students who had an excellent sense of the long-term interventions needed. One student found the seminar so insightful that that she has since contacted us to enquire about volunteering opportunities to help her gain experience in supporting young people across Norfolk. We wish the students all the best in their degree and hope that they can confidently enter their future careers with a sensitivity to the vulnerabilities that some youth face today.

DONATE

DONATE

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Tricky Period

Tricky Period

Homeless women and females on low incomes benefit from services set up to provide free sanitary products at Norwich’s main libraries. The Tricky Period project involves the libraries taking donations of products and handing them out to people who cannot afford them, with no questions asked about proof of eligibility. The Magdalene Group supports this initiative & can provide its service-users with any sanitary products they require.

White Ribbon campaign

White Ribbon campaign

#notodomesticabuse

White Ribbon campaign

White Ribbon campaign

#whiteribbon2019

Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership training

Jess, one of our Rose team workers, attended training in Effective Participation at Child Protection Conferences (CPCs) yesterday, delivered by the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership. The training was a combination of theoretical knowledge as well as practical application, and has left her feeling better equipped to contribute to CPCs in the future.”

Tuesday 26th November – The Domestic Abuse Change Coordinator Conference

Tuesday 26th November – The Domestic Abuse Change Coordinator Conference

"On Tuesday the Domestic Abuse Change Coordinators organised their final conference for all us champions to attend. It was a fantastic, educational, inspirational and emotional day and they had some amazing speakers. We heard from AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) who work nationally to support families around domestic homicide and the court processes; and from Respect and Change who run programmes for perpetrators and for male victims of domestic abuse. Similarly we heard from Tender who work with young people 8-25yrs using drama and the arts to talk about healthy relationships, consent and much more – it was interesting to see the similarities with ROSE in this important preventative work with young people. In the afternoon I attended a seminar on ‘stalking’ run by Norfolk Police. Julia Sandel spoke about risk identification and safety planning which was very informative and will help inform how us in Doorway are able to support clients going through this issue. Finally, the day ended on an incredibly inspiring and emotional speech from Claire Throssell who spoke about her lived experience of domestic abuse and the deaths of her sons through unsafe child contact – what a strong woman and she had the whole audience in tears and impassioned to take action!” Abbie Haines, Young Women's Outreach Worker