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NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, it has taken me a lifetime to build up the courage to write this, but here we go….. I was born in 1966, a brother to a loving family in London and my parents at the time were hard working and for all their work...

Poem by John Roedel

my brain and heart divorced a decade ago over who was to blame about how big of a mess have become eventually, they couldn't be in the same room with each other now my head and heart share custody of me stay with my brain during the week and my heart gets me on...

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...

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...

Why I became a Trustee – Mark Ormiston

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I first met Maggie about 18 months ago working on a project to support her new Foundation and attended the launch event in the summer of 2019. I have known the story of the three girls and the grooming gangs from the local and national media, but meeting Maggie and listening to the guest speakers Harriet Wistrich of CWJ, Professor Tanya Byron, Leanne Browne, Abuse survivors  Fiona Broadfoot, Jessica Cunningham and Apna Haq, at that event really hit home with me how much more work is needed to rid our society of this cruel, wicked way that adults feel they can use young people in that way.

When I heard she was looking for a board of Trustees, with IT skills, I put my name forward and joined the board of Trustees.

I’m a seasoned IT professional being in the industry for over 30 years, I own Eternal Marketing our family business – an exciting digital consultancy, so I have seen many, many changes in the way technology works, but also how technology enables others to deliver a service. So, I saw an opportunity to work with The Maggie Oliver Foundation and my fellow Trustees to guide and implement IT services that make delivering the service of support to the survivors easier. Be it a better system to deliver information directly to Survivors or enabling the Ambassadors to help more survivors directly with secure, remote way (we’re all working from home due to Covid) of capturing and delivering information to the Survivors or relevant authorities. I’m also concerned with making sure all of our data is held in the most secure way possible.

So my work, albeit in the background and not directly delivering service to the survivors, its still valued by the Ambassadors, the Board of Trustees and myself.

Personally I have been very benevolent, I have adopted two children and I am active with another charity helping homeless people in Manchester for the last 6 years, along with serving as parent governor at two school and I see serving as a Trustee of the board and important role to develop this trust to achieve its goals.

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