Congratulations & thank you.

"At their meeting last week the Trustees thanked Suzi for ten years’ leadership of The Magdalene Group. When she took on the role of Chief Executive, it was a completely different organisation and a struggling charity with only three trustees and a dwindling band of hardworking volunteers. There was no treasurer and she did not receive any pay for three months but in her typical way just quietly got on with the job, in spite of the fact that it was a complete change of working environment for her. Suzi was a definite answer to prayer and we are all so grateful for her passion and foresight. With Sara’s help she began to form a brilliant team and changes happened quickly- now the charity is unrecognisable but with the same core beliefs and values envisaged by the founders twenty five years ago. They would be so proud of all the achievements made and the fact that we are known throughout the county and beyond for Doorway Women's Services, the Rose Project, Jigsaw and EnRoute. Congratulations and very many thanks to Suzi for making The Magdalene Group what it is and also huge thanks to our wonderful staff who have worked unceasingly throughout Coronavirus, helping vulnerable women and young people and really making a difference to their lives in an especially difficult time." Georgina Holloway, Chair of Trustees

#OnlineSafetyAtHome from Thinkuknow

#OnlineSafetyAtHome from Thinkuknow

Whether it's for entertainment or for learning, children and young people can access vast quantities of online video content at the click of a button. But this can mean that they may see something that is intended for adults which might confuse or upset them. This new family activity sheet includes: • Conversation starters to help parents and carers talk to their child about what they like watching online • Actions they can take to help their child stay safe • A fun family task to encourage them to explore their favourite videos together Here's the link : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=8a69fbe32a-TUK_ONLINESAFETYATHOME_2020_07_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-8a69fbe32a-55217093

Ahead of Norfolk Day : Monday 27th July

As a Norwich-based charity, supporting women and young people in Norwich & Norfolk, The Magdalene Group is pleased to support Norfolk Day.

Virtual Norwich Pride

Virtual Norwich Pride

The Magdalene Group is pleased to support Norwich Pride.

Presentation to Broadland Housing Association

Wednesday 8th July : “The Doorway Team were invited to do a presentation for Broadland Housing Association's staff training day – virtually, of course! We presented on our front-line services, our ethos and best practice around working with women experiencing multiple disadvantage. It was a lovely engaging group who didn’t shy away from case study conversation and interesting questions, so thanks for having us!” Abbie Haines

#OnlineSafetyAtHome : Social Media

#OnlineSafetyAtHome : Social Media

Children love to socialise and as they get older, they will want to stay in touch with their friends online. This week's final activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while connecting with others on social media apps and platforms: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=097f621f2b-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_14_06_20&utm_medium =email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-097f621f2b-55217093

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something

Norfolk County Council's county-wide campaign encourages neighbours, extended family, those working to provide essential services and volunteers to look out for the county’s children, as the coronavirus lockdown continues. If you see something or hear something, then say something by calling 0344 800 8020. Thank you in advance for helping to safeguard Norfolk’s children.

#OnlineSafetyAtHome from Thinkuknow : Pack 8 : Gaming

#OnlineSafetyAtHome from Thinkuknow : Pack 8 : Gaming

Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others. However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them. Follow the link for online safety info from CEOP : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=176d7bc4c3-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_30_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-176d7bc4c3-55217093

We hope that you’re safe at home…..

We hope that you’re safe at home…..

Vital funding secured for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in Norfolk

Nearly £250,000 worth of funding has been secured for organisations across the county to help and support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence during the pandemic. The ‘extraordinary Covid-19’ fund has been released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and will be managed and distributed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN). Earlier this month the OPCCN invited relevant services to bid for a chunk of the £306,000 national funding allocated to Norfolk. Some 10 organisations have now proven successful by meeting the required criteria, and a total of £249,819 will be distributed from today. The Magdalene Group (provides support for women and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.) £40,468 to assist with transformation/deep cleaning of office space to allow for social distancing, PPE and ICT provision. The money will also increase functionality of digital/media platforms at the Project and assist with additional staff cost to support clients. Suzi Heybourne, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recipients of the Justice COVID-19 Extraordinary Fund which will allow us to meet the increased needs of the most vulnerable and hidden women in our society during this challenging time. The fund will allow us to continue to support and advocate for the women who access our Doorway Women’s Services by building trusted relationships with those who have experience of sexual violence, coercion, exploitation and multiple disadvantages.”