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This is my life, written down on paper

My name is ‘Rosie’. This is my life written down on paper. My childhood was not a very good one. My parents were heroin addicts and as you can imagine they were not very good at being parents. Throughout my whole life I had no boundaries no one to tell me off. I was...

Jen is a brave survivor of the most horrific sexual abuse who still struggles every single day……

I WAS REPEATEDLY RAPED, SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, BEATEN AND TORTURED. At the age of four when I lived with my parents, I suffered from emotional abuse and beatings. At the age six until the age of thirteen I was raped, penetrated, sexually assaulted and beaten by few white...

Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...

VICTIMS’ COMMISSIONER SAYS CULTURE CHANGE TO SUPPORT AGGRIEVED LONG OVERDUE

By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles

Loveartpix

My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...

Poem by Michelle

I am lost in this darkness, I can't see a light Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.   I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.   My head, it's pounding...
Our Partners

We would like to thank the following organisations and companies who have supported us , without whose generous support and assistance the Foundation’s journey would be more difficult….

 

National Lottery Community Fund

Centre for Women's Justice

University of Bath

One Young World

Emerging Futures

DLA PIPER

Around the world, DLA Piper lawyers are working pro bono to promote the Rule of Law by strengthening civil society, building capacity and supporting Access to Justice. With these aims in mind, lawyers from DLA Piper’s UK practice passionately provide pro bono legal assistance to a number of organisations, including The Maggie Oliver Foundation, supporting the organisation in its mission to highlight the problem of child sexual abuse on a national scale.

Smart Works Young Women's Program

Smart Works Young Women’s Programme supports women aged 16-25 across Greater Manchester to get into employment. We offer a range of services to help build confidence and help prepare for the world of work.

Smart Works offers a vital service which supports with free interview clothing and preparation for any woman with an upcoming interview. We also offer a job help service for those who need help building a CV or just advise on applying for jobs.

 

Please refer by calling 01619740669

Smart Works Young Women's Program

Georgina Clifford, PhD, DClinPsy

Specialised in Trauma focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and EMDR and has experience and expertise in treating psychological presentations in the aftermath of traumatic experiences, including: accidents, rape and sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, war and torture; special interest and growing expertise in the area of birth trauma; takes instruction for expert witness work for the court and her opinion has been accepted in a range of courts, including the Central Criminal Court; elected board member and Treasurer of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS)

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