I believe that by validating the human experience people can know they have value and worth. This is why I am a safeguarding trainer - because I want to empower others to do the same through my training.
How do I do that?
by ensuring safe spaces where people know there are no wrong or unintelligent questions.
and transform complicated subjects so they are easier to understand.
with a deep unwavering empathy.
It is easy to pay lip-service to the idea of self-care, encouraging you to look after yourself if you find this subject difficult. However, I believe that self-care is central when supporting vulnerable individuals and families. We counter-balance the fact that this subject matter is challenging through self-compassion and with the knowledge that change is possible.
YOU are part of the solution.
Look around you – you are the people who will make a change.