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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...

I Came as a Survivor, now I am an Ambassador

I initially came to foundation as a survivor that needed help. The only service that was helping me at the time was recovery, I had been laughed at by a few police officers and a member of the council had labelled me she was at that children’s home a home where I was...

I still struggle with the frustrations that the police did a ‘half-assed’ job and that monster is still walking the streets, free to do whatever he likes…..

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story. It has been almost 11 years since this happened to me, and I have never tried to deal with it. I just tucked it away in a little box in my mind and hoped that it would go away. Recently I took the first steps...
Campaigning

Alongside the Phone Line, Maggie continues to highlight the problem of child sexual abuse on a national scale, particularly the failures of the authorities to address this effectively.  This means that survivors often feel abandoned, isolated, mistrustful of the police, the criminal justice system and other statutory agencies, not knowing who to approach for help.

Through relentless campaigning and activism, Maggie will continue to highlight the national problem of child sexual abuse and the failures of politicians, senior police officers and the criminal justice agencies to fulfil their legal obligation to protect children and prosecute perpetrators. Working together with eminent human rights experts on a national platform, she is fighting for those who knowingly fail in this duty to be held to account.

Through talks at conferences and universities, appearances on national television and radio stations and interviews with the press, Maggie intends to keep the topic of child sexual abuse, and the failures of the authorities to address this effectively, at the forefront of the national agenda.

However, now is the survivor’s turn to be heard and right now it’s your help we need. Every day, many of you contact us to share your stories. Everybody’s experiences are completely unique and by sharing them, together, we can help others. We are asking you to use your voices to help us build a library of personal stories. The foundation can begin to publish these anonymously to let others know they are not alone…

You can get in touch via the contact page to find out more about sharing your story.

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