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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...
Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors play a critical part in delivering much needed funds into The Foundation and without them we would not be able to deliver our critical service to survivors.

Lie Detector Test UK

 Lie Detector Test UK Sponsors The Maggie Oliver Foundation 

Each year Lie Detector Test UK reviews its donations to and sponsorship of charities. This year we are happy to announce our sponsorship of The Maggie Oliver Foundation. 

The charities we donate to and sponsor are carefully chosen to ensure they align with our values. 

 Building confidence 

As forensic psychologists and polygraph examiners our work brings us into contact with many people who have suffered from historical and current sexual abuse. We are acutely aware of how many victims feel they will not be believed if they report what has happened to them. Often their families don´t believe them so they worry that the police won´t either. 

When this type of abuse has happened or is happening it´s essential to have some support. A lie detector test has been the way forward for many victims and survivors, to at least get family and close friend on side. 

However, aligned to the problem of not being believed there is another insidious problem, and that has been the lack of action taken over decades by authorities and police. 

Grooming gangs 

There have been several inquiries from which reports have been written over recent years. Research by the think tank Quilliam Foundation conducted in 2017 found that 84% of grooming gang related crimes were committed by predominantly Asian, Pakistani Muslim men. 

A lack of action on the part of those responsible for protecting children has been attributed to social workers, councillors and police being worried about accusations of racism. Perhaps this was also the reason that the moment the Quilliam report became available, the media began to discredit it. 

The Home Office in 2020 also discredited Quilliam´s findings with another report stating that “group-based sex offenders are most commonly white”. 

Anyone questioning how the Home Office came to such an opposing view is automatically considered to be “far right”. In reality, one only has to study the court lists around the country to establish who is being prosecuted and convicted for such crimes. We don´t have to spend more millions on reports that effectively lead us nowhere. 

The fact is that these crimes continue to be committed. Rather than concentrating on political correctness and the image the authorities involved wish to maintain, something needs to be done to put an end to the matter. 

Vladimir Putin once said, “a society that cannot protect its children has no future”. Let´s stop talking about the ‘who’ and ‘why’. Stop worrying about the names we may or may not be called. We must ensure that our children are protected and that they have a happy, healthy future. For this reason, and many others, we choose to sponsor and support The Maggie Oliver Foundation´s work.

https://liedetectortest.uk

Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurance provider covering a broad range of sectors, including faith, heritage, education, schemes and real estate in the UK, Ireland and Canada.  Ecclesiastical’s £1million giving programme, the Movement for Good awards, helps charities to change lives for the better.  Members of the public are invited to nominate causes close to their hearts.  This year over 13,000 charities were nominated by more than 210,000 members of the public.  The Maggie Oliver Foundation is grateful to everyone who nominated us and helped us to be one of 500 charities winning a £1,000 award.

Arnold Clark Community Fund

Why they created the Arnold Clark Community Fund

It’s a devastating fact that due to COVID-19, one in ten UK charities are expected to file for bankruptcy (Pro Bono Economics, 2020).

So, as part of their commitment to give back to the communities in which they operate, Arnold Clark have created a fund to help registered UK charities and local community groups continue their important work during this challenging time.

 

The Arnold Clark Community Fund is open to all UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is also open to community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and social enterprises.

Applications are granted on a weekly basis with 500 applications granted per month.  If you are unsuccessful on the first week of entering, you are automatically entered into the following week’s draw.

A huge thank you, to the Arnold Clark Community Fund, for granting us £1000.  This will help support Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, turn their ‘Pain into Power’.

AM Services Group

Angelos Outlet

Further information about ANGELO’S OUTLET and how he met Maggie please read this – CLICK HERE

Perfect Bindery Solutions

Perfect Bindery Solutions are proud supporters of The Maggie Oliver Foundation charity. £100 from each machine sale will be donated to help support and get justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

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