Working with schools and other organisations to ensure children are:

Free from abuse.
Free from its impact.

Our mission is to prevent abuse and to free those who have suffered from its impact. We do this in three ways:

First, we work with schools, clubs and organisations to reduce the incidence of all forms of abuse – from sexual abuse to bullying. We do this through a combination of training and consulting.

Second, our HearMe service helps those that have suffered from abuse rebuild their lives. 

Finally, we campaign to build awareness of the issues and change policy

We counter the threat and impact of abuse through education and listening:

Training that works

We’ll put together a bespoke training session that delivers – from a full day’s workshop training children, teachers and parents to online courses. 

Services for schools

We offer a full range of solutions to help schools move beyond compliance and actively prevent and manage abuse in your school.


Hear Me is a secure online service, enabling individuals and organisations to process concerns or disclosures about abuse. Click below to start a conversation.


Training that works

Our hard-hitting, memorable training courses are designed to develop the skills to recognise abuse. Coached by Marilyn Hawes and her team, we’ll put together a training session that helps schools go beyond compliance to deliver real protection for the children in your care.

Beyond compliance

We offer a full range of services to help schools move beyond compliance and actively prevent and manage abuse.

We're all ears

We provide a service to disclose abuse, look for advice or if you are still suffering from the impact of abuse. We can help you recover and thrive.


A tried and tested approach

Read the stories of those we’ve helped.

There is no doubt that Marilyn Hawes made quite an impact, as I expected she would do, and the consequent level of discussion and debate was considerable that day and in the days following.  She raised quite a few issues for us all to think about, many of which are not comfortable, and yet that is exactly what we needed from an external speaker.  I
Peter Bieneman, Harrow School
This was the third time that I have heard Marilyn speak. On this occasion she delivered a safeguarding training session of all of our staff, teaching and ancillary. Prior to the training several colleagues commented that they had ‘already received training’. However, this is not safeguarding training as you know it. This is something very different and all of the audience were ‘hooked’ within minutes.
Julie Chatkievicz , St Margaret’s Girls
Marilyn spent a day leading workshops for each year group in KS2.  In addition, she led sessions for parents and governors.  Marilyn’s sessions were hard hitting, relevant and raised awareness of the dangers of the pupils’ online presence.  They enhanced our teaching about online safety and having somebody independent of school, reinforcing key messages was very powerful.  I highly recommend Marilyn.  She will not disappoint.
Jane, Headington School
Marilyn packed real punch and creditability, as an ex teacher and mother of abused children. Marilyn speaks in very clear and plain English, spelling out not only the dangers and the effects of abuse but offers an informed insight into how abusers operate. Marilyn delivered three hours of the most useful training experience I could ever provide my team. The DSLs returned to their colleges with lots to reflect on and energized to look at safeguarding with fresh eyes.
Paul Ludlow, Dukes Education Group

Online Learning

The first step in preventing abuse is the ability to recognise grooming behaviour.

*Please note, this is a free preview of the course. Full access granted on purchase.

Course Title:

Grooming - The preamble to abuse

Course Length:

14 video lessons (3 hrs, 10 mins)


Abuse Prevention

What you will learn from this course:

How an abuser thinks.

How to recognise an abuser.

How to tackle abuse.

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If you, like us, believe abuse is out of control in our society. Join our campaign to make a change.

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Not sure where to start?

Knowing where to start can be tricky so that’s why our team are always on hand to help.