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24th March 2021

So, what is grooming?

The NSPCC defines grooming as ‘when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.'

They emphasise that anyone can be a groomer - and that grooming can happen both online and in person.

People...

24th March 2021

There can be no doubt that the internet has brought new challenges to family life! Understandably, parents and carers can feel overwhelmed and uncertain of what practical steps to take to protect their children, especially when it comes to the easy accessibility of online pornography.

A number of the members of our Esteem network of RSE...

24th March 2021

"Please do not use email to send us any further information, it is not safe for us to receive it."

This was the message we received last year from one of our partners asking us to use an encrypting application to send all further messages to them, as all their communication was being intercepted by the police and special services....

24th March 2021

Events of the last year, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, and also the racist treatment of East Asians over the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought the importance of race to the forefront, and hopefully, it's here to stay.

Not only did the events last year highlight police brutality but bringing these issues to the forefront also...

9th March 2021

What makes you happy?

You might think it’s as simple as a curry on a Friday night, a glass (or even a bottle!) of wine on an evening. But a curry on your own, a bottle of wine alone or even watching a sporting or cultural event means little if it is not shared.

Time and time again, the research shows us that it is good...

5th March 2021

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating women! This year their theme is 'Choose To Challenge.’

Imagine working in an industry where, if you even reported gender based violence, there would only be a 20% chance that the police would investigate?

Or living where 35% of women experience gender based violence?

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1st December 2020

Whilst COVID19 has been a terrible pandemic, the AIDS crisis is one of the deadliest pandemics EVER, certainly within living memory.

35 million people globally have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. 32 years after the first HIV diagnosis, around 37 million are living with HIV worldwide.

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