Welcome to….

....Denise Wells who joins us from Monday as Operations Manager. We look forward very much to working with her.

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DONATE

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Best Practice session with Laura

Today's best practice session was led by Laura, one of our young people's practitioners, who gave a very confident & thorough presentation outlining our updated Jigsaw educational programmes.

Welcome to….

....Lauren Harris, who joins us from Monday, as a CSE Practitioner within the Rose Project. We look forward to working with her.

Vacancies

Vacancies

Due to additional funding, we have new job opportunities within our women's services. Details will be posted on our vacancies page shortly.

Sexual Health Week : 13th – 19th September, 2021

Sexual Health Week : 13th – 19th September, 2021

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board : Tricky Friends animation

"Tricky Friends" is a short animation developed by NSAB to help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do : https://www.norfolksafeguardingadultsboard.info/about-us/current-campaigns/tricky-friends-animation/ Over the last few years, NSAB have had a number of discussions with groups and organisations in Norfolk who support people with learning disabilities and autism, about how to raise awareness of issues like exploitation, county lines, cuckooing. It is important that people with learning disabilities and autism, those who have cognitive difficulties, and also children and young adults, have positive opportunities to make and maintain friendships. We want to help them to to do this, to reduce the risk of harm and exploitation in groups who may be less able to recognise the intentions of others. NSAB hope this animation is used as a way to help people to think about the issues, to start those conversations, and keep them safer while enjoying friendships. It is only 3 minutes long, and can be used with or by anyone - carers, family, organisations, groups. We hope you find it helpful - let us know what you think!

Suicide prevention week

Suicide prevention week

6th - 12th September, 2021 : raising awareness of suicide, encouraging people to talk about it openly and to get support, and sharing what help is available.

Student social worker placement

"I had the opportunity to complete my Level One Social Work placement with The Magdalene Group, from January to May of this year. I was placed within the Rose Team, and from the beginning was given the opportunity to shadow colleagues, attend team and organisation-wide meetings, and undertake training to enrich my understanding of child sexual exploitation (CSE,) and of working with children. The team quickly helped me to feel comfortable and valued, and I was given the opportunity to hold my own caseload and carry out one-to-one sessions with children and young people. I loved being able to work with these individuals, and I felt very supported by The Magdalene Group as I developed my own practice and learning. Thanks to everyone for the fantastic experience!" Eve Wright, Student Social Worker

Unconscious Bias training

The team are taking part in unconscious bias training today, hosted by Homeless Link. Our trainer, Sabrina Pathan, is passionate, enthusiastic & engaging, and the subject matter - whilst uncomfortable at times - is interesting & thought-provoking; lots of opportunity for interaction. I think Sabrina loves our group, as much as we love her!