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Safeguarding Training Events – Update

Category: Children

 

The Safeguarding Partnership recently hosted two virtual workshops presented by Dr Jenny Molloy during which she spoke about her lived experiences of Neglect and Child Sexual Exploitation. The events where attended by approx. 260 staff from across the Partnership including local Charities, Health, Schools, Children’s Social Care, Family Support Service, Thames Valley Police and the Probation Service.

Dr Molloy gave an extremely thought provoking, candid reflection of her lived childhood experiences, from being a child experiencing neglect, her life under the care of Hackney Social Services and the dynamics between her and her siblings, her experiences of sexual exploitation, recognising the abuse and impact this has had on her life. Dr Molloy explained the emotions that accompanied her throughout life.

The content was raw and emotional, and at times difficult to hear. Dr Molloy’s delivery throughout the workshop was aimed at ‘you’ the individual audience member. This enabled delegates to reflect on their own working practise and the lasting impact they have in the children’s lives they support.

The Feedback from delegates has all been extremely positive, below are some examples:

  • To hear the lived experience of Neglect is something that will stay with me and inform my practice
  • I found the training incredibly emotional and raw, it was the most effective training that I have had in my 21 years in the local authority. Hearing from the child’s perspective of how difficult services/authority made things, although unintentionally. Thank you Jenny for you open raw honesty, it will be invaluable to professionals to keep your family’s story in mind when doing their work.
  • It was one of the best workshops I’ve been on
  • It was extremely useful to hear from a victims perspective – especially what she deemed were ‘defining moments’ in her story and how we can relate that understanding to our professional roles.

For more events please check out our website which is regularly updated Training – Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (buckssafeguarding.org.uk)