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National Confidential Forum link up with Strathclyde Sirens netball team

National Confidential Forum link up with Strathclyde Sirens netball team

Posted by: admin | 04 March 2020| Categories: Events , Team News

THE National Confidential Forum has teamed up with the Strathclyde Sirens netball team to help #ShineALight on people who experienced residential or institutional care in Scotland.

The Forum was established in 2014 to listen to anyone over the age of 16 who has been in residential care in Scotland.

 

NCF (the Forum) has three statutory functions: To hear testimony from people who experienced institutional care; to record and report on what they hear and make recommendations for improvement; to support and signpost people to assist their recovery from their experiences.

 

What people decide to tell the Forum is kept confidential and reports are anonymised so that participants can’t be identified.

 

Ahead of the Strathclyde Sirens’ first home match of the Vitality Superleague season, the National Confidential Forum are thrilled to announce their new partnership with Scotland’s only semi-professional sports team.

On Friday night the Sirens entertain Surrey Storm at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena and the National Confidential Forum will be there to cheer on the side.

Gillian Middleton, Manager of the National Confidential Forum, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Strathclyde Sirens during their 2020 season to help us #ShineALight on care experience.

“We welcome and encourage enquiries from any adults who have experienced institutional care during childhood in Scotland.

“We are not here just to hear from people who were abused, we are here to listen to testimony, acknowledge the experiences of all people, including younger people and people with disabilities, who received institutional care in Scotland.

“One of the things that really attracts people to come to us is that their confidentiality will be protected.

“Please feel free to take the opportunity to contact the Forum on Freephone 0800 121 4773. To find out more about us and about sharing your experiences visit www.nationalconfidentialforum.org.uk

CEO of Netball Scotland, Claire Nelson, said: “The Strathclyde Sirens are passionately committed to using our platform to drive meaningful change where change is most needed.

“It’s extremely important that meaningful conversations are had and we hope that this partnership will empower more people, particularly younger people who were in care in Scotland as a child, to come forward and have their voices heard. 

“We are proud to work with such an important organisation.”

It’s time to #ShineALightOnCare.

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