5 February 2021
What a start to the year we have had!
Since the official launch of our website at the end of December we have had over twenty seven requests for support which have included everything from service information sessions and training for schools, social workers and medical professionals through to supporting professionals on specific cases.
We have also had some great conversations this week in our ‘area based needs discussions’ which were 1 hour sessions in each of the 4 police and crime commissioner areas to discuss the Beacon Project and to find out more about each geographical area and their needs.
In the coming weeks we will be releasing some more information that came from these discussions, including key themes which run throughout all 4 areas and some next steps which we have taken away from the sessions.
We are also hoping to run similar sessions in the future so please don’t worry if you were unable to join us!
Our website is going to be growing as well this month as we add some more helpful documents, advise and support on each of the three core sections; children and young people, parents and carers and finally the professionals section. The ‘Local Support’ page is also going to be launched imminently- allowing anyone to type in their location and find support for young people who have experienced sexual abuse.
It is really important for us that the Beacon Project website keeps growing and developing resources so we really welcome any ideas for content which you may have.
Finally, our project coordinators Jen and Lou just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported Barnardo’s Beacon so far, including those who have shared our service, met with us or given us time in their meetings and sessions to present the service.
If we haven’t met with you yet or if you would like support from us please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we really are here to help.
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