Tag: Sexual abuse

Children’s Mental Health Week – why it is so important to listen & learn…

Here at The Terrace we nominate a charity each year, to which we make donations from funds raised at our events and open days. We also raise awareness – which in many cases is more important than money. For the charity we have supported for the past two years – the NSPCC – that is especially important…

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NHS releases newly collected FGM figures – NSPCC ‘shocked’

The NSPCC is our nominated charity for 2014 and we have long sought to raise awareness of the horrors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on this blog. So like the NSPCC we were shocked to hear the first NHS figures collected on the incidence of this barbaric practice, released yesterday. John Cameron from the NSPCC…

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FGM summit: British PM calls for end ‘in this generation’

As you may know, here at the Terrace we are keen to highlight the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and campaign for the banning of the practice, to save so many girls and young women from lifelong pain and enduring health issues. So we were pleased to hear that Prime Minister David Cameron, talking…

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Female Genital Mutilation – a cross party report states it remains an ‘ongoing national scandal’

A report on female genital mutilation has been published by MPs today (3rd July), and it makes uncomfortable reading for those of us committed to the campaign to end the practice. We have written on FGM twice before on this blog here and here and are saddened to hear that the report of the cross-party…

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Keeping our kids safe – the adolescent brain

Here on ‘let’s talk!’ we are committed to bringing you news and views on the challenges young people face as the move towards adulthood. Our under 11s are taught about ‘stranger danger’, have their first lessons about sexuality and begin to take their first, independent trips to shops, school etc. Essentially however, they are still…

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FGM follow up – DPP calls for mandatory reporting of cases.

Our last post was a call for greater awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and our horror at the way the practise of cutting young girls can continue in communities in Britain seemingly without fear of prosecution. To write on the subject last week was good timing. Over the weekend reports and comment in the…

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A commitment to stop abuse: the NSPCC is our charity for 2014

Here at The Terrace in Taunton we have, for a number of years now, ‘adopted’ a charity with whom we work for a year and for whom we raise funds at various events. In the past we have supported bibic and St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice and both remain dear to our hearts. However, in 2013…

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‘Sexting’ – how we must make sure young people know how to ‘Zipit’…

Here at The Terrace we are keen to promote charities that work to support children and protect those that are vulnerable, or who find themselves in situations that could leave them open to abuse and exploitation. We support the NSPCC as our chosen charity and run regular events to raise money for them, maintaining close links…

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can listening heal this?

I ask myself “What is everyone thinking about the sexual allegations.  What are their thoughts about the uncovering of decades of power and sexual abuse dished out to vulnerable children and adults behind the screens of some of our largest and most respected organisations – the Church, the BBC, British Boarding Schools, Houses of Parliament?” When…

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