We are looking forward to January 2018 when we will be working with the Metropolitan Police, focussing on raising awareness and responding to disclosures of CSA in the London boroughs. This is an ongoing process.
We returned to Turning Point Scotland delivering Safe to Say Training, again a very diverse group, who work with service users in a variety of settings. We found them very receptive to the needs of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and they particularly liked the BME input from Mirdul Wadwha. The 7 and 8th of September, we delivered “Safe for Parents to Say” to services in the South East Edinburgh locality. there is a great deal of experience within this group of supporting vulnerable families and children in their recovery.
Over the next few months, we will be working with The Alliance in Glasgow and the joint Social Work and Health Team in North Ayrshire, who are continuing to train more staff on how to respond to adult disclosures of childhood sexual abuse.
We had a long awaited break along with most services in Scotland!
We ran two follow up sessions with Shine Mentors on vicarious trauma and sustaining well-being. These sessions took place on the 5th and 9th of June. We were impressed by their commitment to the women they work with in the most difficult of circumstances and hope that they are successful in continuing with their much needed support for vulnerable women, leaving the prison system.
We enjoyed working with the Share Team, looking closely at responding to disclosures of Childhood Sexual Abuse and maintaining a supportive and accepting relationship with survivors. We found them to be a hard-working and committed team. Feedback can be found on the evaluation section of the Training page.
We are looking forward to working again with Shine Mentors following up on previous vicarious trauma sessions. These will take place on the 5th and 9th of June in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
On the 12th and 13th of June we will deliver ‘Safe for Parents to Say’ training to staff from a variety of services in the South-East Edinburgh locality. This follows the awarding of a grant from the Community Grant Fund.
We are looking forward to working with a new organisation Share in May delivering Safe to Say to their team in Kirkliston.
We are also revisiting West Central Childcare Forum later on in May to deliver Safe for Parents to Say to more of their staff working with young children and families.
In March we delivered a Safe to Say training with North Ayrshire Health & Social Work team at the Hazeldene Resource Centre in Kilwinning. We were so pleased to work with such an experienced and committed group of people in such a creative environment. Feedback received can be found on the Evaluation section of the Training page.
We ran a very successful Safe for Parents to Say course on 26 & 27 January 2017 which was free for staff working in the South of Edinburgh with children and families. Free places were made available as a result of our fundraising raffle run last year. Some of the feedback we received from this training can be found in the Evaluation section of the Training page.