The Maggie Oliver Foundation turns five in 2024. We'll be hosting a fundraising ball in April to mark half a decade of supporting survivors to turn the pain of their abuse into power. We'd love for you to join us. Find out more here.
"I contacted the Foundation after watching a recent BBC documentary on football abuse. The Foundation has been brilliant from the initial call I received through to the volunteer. The one-to-one support is what I needed having been pushed away from other organisations I feel were dysfunctional and unsupportive in what they were offering."
"I feel that I am normal. The therapy has changed my entire life... I have known for years, I was in a toxic relationship... by the end of the 12 weeks, I had found the confidence to end the relationship, and I have never looked back. I have also found the strength, to move out of the area I live in, to start a new life for me and my child. I don’t need support calls anymore, as I now have the strategies to manage, but I know you are always there. Thank you isn’t enough!"
"Without the involvement of The Maggie Oliver Foundation and their numerous daily phone calls and emails, our granddaughter’s plight would have been buried and forgotten forever. I dread to think of how many victims and families have indeed gone by the wayside because they never knew of the wonderful ‘Maggie Oliver Foundation’."
Maggie Oliver talks to World at One about police failures in relation to investigation of Child abuse and rape, and how we need a systemic overhaul of policing, the complaints system and accountability for those guilty of neglect.
An independent review covering a period between 2004 and 2013, which was published last week, detailed multiple failed investigations by police and an apparent indifference to the safety of the young girls identified as possible victims.
On Monday 15th January, the independent review team commissioned by Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, in 2017, published the findings of their review into the investigation, prosecution and prevention of non-recent child sexual exploitation in Rochdale. The report is damming of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Rochdale Social Services, revealing failings not just at an individual level but throughout both organizations confirming a litany of failings and cover ups, including strategic decisions not to resource investigations.
Please note, our team are taking a short break over Christmas as will not be checking emails regularly. We'll respond once we are back on Tuesday 3rd January. Thank you for understanding.
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