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Bishop of Norwich visit

We were delighted to welcome one of our patrons, The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, to The Magdalene Group for a visit this morning. Suzi & the team gave a presentation of our current services and the developing EnRoute project. We appreciate Reverend Graham taking time out of his busy schedule to come and see us and we are always so grateful for his enthusiastic support.

UEA/UEA Students’ Union Never OK Information Fair

Holly, our WONDER Link Project Worker, attended the Never OK event at the University of East Anglia, which was held to promote services offering support to students if they encounter any abuse, harassment or assault. There were around 10 organisations present, giving out leaflets and talking to students. In the afternoon they held a panel discussion : 'when is banter appropriate?'The mission statement for the Never OK campaign is: We believe that everyone has the right to live, study and work in a safe and supportive environment. That everybody is free from abuse, harassment and/or assault. We strive to promote a safe campus and safe city.

Child Sexual Exploitation / Exploring the practical challenges of working with victims

Jade and Sophie, two of our Young People's Workers, are excited to be in Leeds today, with Basis, undergoing Level 3 advanced Child Sexual Exploitation training : exploring the practical challenges.

CSE Awareness Day

Countdown to National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on 18th March.............

Mothers’ Union, Pulham Market

Pulham Market Mothers' Union meets at The Brewhouse on the second Tuesday of every month, with a varied programme of talks & projects & speakers. Suzi Heybourne, our CEO, was invited to speak about the work of The Magdalene Group at their February meeting. This was a lovely afternoon, & we are very grateful for their hospitality & their donations.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Today is safer internet day! Remember to check your privacy settings and make sure you only add/accept people you know and have met. #Keepingsafe #SID2018Follow the link to find out some top tips on how to stay safe online : https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018

Update on EnRoute Services

EnRoute Supported Accommodation‘An aspirational and therapeutic supported accommodation service for young females.'Providing a safe, secure and nurturing home for 16 – 18 year olds.EnRoute is a supported housing project with an embedded therapeutic approach for females who have been affected by Child Sexual Exploitation.

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.