The Telford meeting was very well attended and quite a number of survivors were from the Telford community. Speakers travelled great distances to attend and Voicing CSA thanks all the speakers for the time and effort they gave to be there.
The Chair of Voicing CSA, Phillip Lafferty said “I will always be forever thankful that there are people dedicated to the principles and aspirations of Voicing CSA. Our speakers today have travelled from all corners of the U.K. To attend today and for one speaker that included 8 hours of traveling as well as attending the whole event. That is the dedication some have for working to get the message out about childhood sexual abuse’.
It was with great sadness that the announcement that Nigel Thompson is to resign his Directorship from Voicing CSA due to serious medical issues. During the time with and before Voicing CSA Nigel and Phillip Lafferty developed a great friendship and that remains so. Indeed Nigel helped and supported to find a new Director for Voicing CSA and his ‘replacement’ has since been named as Marise Thomas who has been a staunch ally of Voicing CSA and travelled across the country to attend most of the meetings so welcome aboard Marise.
Speakers were Barbera O’ Hare a survivor of abuses at Aston Hall, Dino Nocivelli a solicitor with Bolt, Burdon & Kemp, Elaine Hook freelance Education Consultant, Chris Tuck Founder of Survivors Of Abuse (S.O.B) and panel member of the Victim and Survivors Consultation Panel (VSCP) for the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse. Donna Peach, lecturer in Social Work at Salford University.
Dino is a solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp specialising in child abuse cases and discusses child abuse and the law and shares his experience with compassion and calm
Elaine is a freelance Education Consultant and specialist in grooming/coercive control/consent and safeguarding and also a survivor.
Chris Tuck is a survivor and an author. Founder of S.O.B. (Survivors of Abuse), creator of the C.L.E.A.N.E.R. Living Therapy programme and a member of the Victim and Survivors Consultation Panel (VSCP) for the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
Donna Peach is a lecturer in social work at Salford University and discusses the Importance of Integrity and Accountability of the Independent Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse (IICSA).