The Foundation of Survivors Founded in 1999

by Joe Peters - “Fighting for a better future for our children”

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About Us & My Work:- My Aims and Goals

The Foundation of Survivors aims to inspire a culture in which all children are loved unconditionally, valued and respected.

We embrace the unique differences between individuals and aim to create an environment that values and respects the talent and contribution of people from different backgrounds and heritages.

We ensure that our diversity principles are fully and equally reflected in the action of all individuals and groups across the Society.

We are fully committed to delivering appropriate services that suit the needs of the individuals from marginalised and disaffected or excluded communities or groups.
We ensure that all our publications and information resources including our websites reflect the reality of diversity so that all our work either mainstream or targeted services is within reach of everyone in the UK, irrespective of age, class, gender, disability, cultural identity or location.

Our Goals:

1 ) To educate children in schools about child abuse and its effects and to promote awareness of child abuse to be openly discussed in schooling education. To produce the Foundation’s own DVD-Based education material with online backup for kids that can review themselves or point to existing links to cover schools feeling constrained over time.

2 ) To bring new strategies to deal with victims of child abuse within the education sector, to identify the victims of child abuse and work closely with a school counsellor and the parent(s) or Guardian of the child.

2b ) To lobby government to force primary schools to maintain permanent records of school attendance, not just seven years.

3 ) To put in place an ongoing government “child monitoring programme” which will provide counselling & effective programme to follow up on cases of child abuse and continue the support through childhood and adulthood, with effective programme to stop child abuse from progressing into paedophilia behaviour, crime and other inappropriate behaviour.

4 ) To ensure the safety & welfare of the child and to give children a place of safety in case of severe child abuse. A secure and safe property for children to go too, when they are in danger of child abuse and feel they need to run away. (A safe haven for the child to have full anonymity rights too and once in this protected zone that abuser(s) have no access too the child). Law to be introduced to give legal guardianship to this protected zone team.

5 ) A manageable telephone-based contact system to ring and be called back and a meeting arranged to be picked up by this charity and taken to the safe haven projects once established, which will accommodate and work with the child, making and reassuring the child is safe and working with the child protection team.

6 ) To have a shake up of the current guidelines and practices of Social Services investigating child abuse and to allow social workers to do there job effectively without prejudices of these Guidelines or Practices, and allow social workers to give feedback to the CMP.

7 ) To work with authorities such as Police officers and PCSO’s in the communities to identify problems and give feedback to the child monitoring programme, which will follow up on the child’s behaviour and investigate underlining problems with the family household.

7b ) To work with the Association of Chief Police Officers and the ultimate overseer of the Sapphire teams as to the best way make it easier for victims to disclose and tackle abuse by official authority figures, not limited to the police.

8 ) Further aims to bring further training within other areas such as youth centre’s and for Youth Workers to understand Child abuse and its effects and to report anything suspicious in confidence to the dedicated “Child monitoring programme” (CMP)

9 ) For the UK’s Children’s Act to be updated with new laws and integrate the CMP within this area

10 ) To gather information regarding the effectiveness of the AMBER ALERT in America and consider its possible adoption by the United Kingdom (for missing child alert)

Suggestions’:-

We would like to prevent other young people going to London when they run away, so they cannot be preyed upon and risk further dangers, it would be easier picking them up before they specifically/officially run away and go missing. (Steps to be taken)

Our website will provide a free phone support and online area for young people to access “ ASK JOE” that will be an “agony uncle” this will give advice to the child or adult that can report child abuse or any suspicious that they might have, if they there friends or any other individuals they know are victims of child abuse or are in danger.

Will provide resources of contacts and phone numbers

Will give support and phone back service and answer all e-mail correspondence

To support both young children and survivors of childhood abuse

To allow young people to register and post in the forum and for online monitoring forum to be created with live online support.

And much more…….