DBS statement : reminder

As an organisation we take all possible steps to safeguard our clients and to ensure that the adults in our organisation are safe to work with our clients. The Magdalene Group uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) service to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust. The Magdalene Group complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Certificates and Certificate Information. It also complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Certificates and Certificate information and has a written policy which is available to those who wish to see it on request.

New team member

We are delighted to welcome Loisha Sivarajakulendran, who joins us on student social worker placement, from the UEA.

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week : 5th – 11th February 2018

Today marks the first day of Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, 5th - 11th February 2018. Every victim deserves to be heard and supported because #itsnotok to let sexual abuse go unnoticed. Follow the link : www.sexualabuseandsexualviolenceawarenessweek.org

Helplines training

"I was really pleased to join the team today for 'Essential helpline skills' training, delivered by Rachael Wyartt of the Helplines Partnership. Thought-provoking, & with plenty of opportunity for inter-action, this was such a valuable experience. (Very nice lunch from The Cafe Club too!)" Remember - free confidential support is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday on our helplines - 0808 800 1030 for Doorway Women's Services & 0808 800 1037 for the Rose Project. Our sexual health helpline - 0808 800 1037 - is available on a Tuesday evening from 4 until 6 p.m.

LEGs at Brooke

Suzi Heybourne, our CEO, attended the AGM of the Ladies Evening Group of Brooke (LEGs) to present a brief outline of the history & work of The Magdalene Group & its current projects. LEGs have nominated The Magdalene Group as their charity to fund-raise for this year, & their membership will be collecting with a variety of events throughout 2018. How very grateful we are to them.

HIV Masterclass

"Had a great time at the HIV masterclass conference, hosted by Norfolk County Council Public Health, at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, recently." Lesley McNay, Young Women's Project Worker

EnRoute supported accommodation : new vacancies : House Mother & Support Workers.

Please go to our vacancies page for further information about these new positions.

Welcome to new team member

We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Lisca Jones as Supported Accommodation Team Leader for our new EnRoute project. Lisca starts with us next week; we look forward to welcoming her to the team, & are excited to move forward with this new development.

Men who drugged and prostituted girl, 14, are jailed.

Read more here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-42647393

Tricky Period

Tricky Period

Homeless women and females on low incomes will benefit from a new service 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.