Our Peer Power !! teams are very active within communities across Lancashire
Promoting Social Awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse enables us to reach out to local adults affected by this crime.
Having a visible non-confrontational presence sends out a clear message to perpetrators…we are not afraid to break the silence of this taboo topic.
We plan and facilitate a variety of events which ultimately all have the same message….Let’s get talking Lancashire. We are fully committed to exploring strategies for active inter-agency collaboration. We believe that it is very important to break down barriers which restrict or prevent victims of this crime from seeking the support they justly deserve. We invite staff/volunteers from any Lancashire based services to attend our Taboo Networking Sessions which will allow us to introduce you to our service in an informal manner.
We can no longer plead ignorance. We cannot evade it. We may spurn it. We may kick it out of the way. But we cannot turn aside to avoid seeing it.
Quote: William Wilberforce on subject of slavery
Ongoing events 2023
Title: Taboo Project Q & A Forum do you have questions about CSA which you may find difficult to ask? This is opportunity to speak openly and honestly about this sensitive Taboo crime.
Aim: To establish a Lancashire based multi-agency forum specifically focused on supporting adult victims/survivors, affected by non-recent sexual abuse perpetrated by members of their family/extended family unit or through community connections.
These are hybrid sessions
Venue: This forum will be accessed through Lancashire Recover College, the sessions will be hybrid, based at The Minerva Center, Deepdale, Preston.
Frequency: First Monday of each month 10-12pm
Session booking details: The sessions are free of charge bookings through Eventbrite (contact Shaun at Minerva 01772 695365)
Title : Pop-Along informal networking sessions
Aim: These sessions offer informal, opportunity for involvement in the planning of our projects. We encourage and welcome individuals and service provider’s to pop along and meet our team. We firmly believe that collaboration is key to maximizing support for local victim/survivors.
Frequency: First Tuesday each month 9.30-12.30
Date’s: 3 January, 7 February, 14 March.
Venue: Room A The Town Hall
Male’s 2 is our new project the aim of which is to link together male focused support support services in and around Lancashire. We recognise the lack of accessible, informal support available for male victim/survivors affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse. We are keen to develop this element of our service and welcome input from services or individuals who can help us to adopt a shared learning approach to collaborative working practices…Stronger together, let’s get talking Lancashire.
Community Social Event
Leading up to Walk of Courage on Saturday 1 April (details to follow)
Venue Three: Methodist Church Hall 9 Turpin Green Lane, Leyland, OR25 3HA
Date: Saturday 11 February 10-4pm
Title: Craft 4 Courage
Aim: Informal social event incl’ crafts, music, food.