Leigh Day
Leigh Day8,207 followers1 day ago

Trigger Warning // Child Abuse
Thank you to all the speakers at yesterday’s Be Seen, Be Heard conference for taking the time to provide an enlightening & informing morning. If you missed out, the webinar will be available on-demand next week. Here’s a summary of the events along with some resources.

Alison Millar welcomed the importance of this timely discussion. Alison gave evidence to the Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and regularly comments in the media and on social media on child protection issues.
Marilyn Hawes provided a brief story and aims of Freedom From Abuse. Marilyn’s three sons were sexually abused by her friend, who was her boss and their headteacher. She will be sending the feedback from this conference to senior ministers.
We then saw the trailer for A Boy a Man and a Kite by Stephen Endelman (musical film composer and Freedom From Abuse patron), who shared his message of hope and spoke out against abuse, reiterating this conference sentiment that “There is no shame” – the trailer https://lnkd.in/dyryqjf
Nikki Adebiyi, social entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Bounce Black, shares her journey from surviving to thriving in spite of [cont. in comments]

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