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What you need to know about Consent Relationships & Sex Education

Relationship and sex education (RSE) is so important. As young people enter key stages of development it is crucial that they feel empowered on their journey to adulthood and are supported to understand what healthy sexual relationships consist of. News headlines in the last few months about young people’s experiences of sexual harassment and abuse…

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What do I do if a child discloses abuse?

What do I do if a child discloses abuse? When a child or young person discloses sexual abuse, the response they receive can have a great impact on their ability ability to seek further help and recover from the trauma. We have put together some suggestions on how to manage a disclosure, to focus on…

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My student placement experience with Imara

Imara regularly hosts students for placements, internships and volunteering opportunities. Ellen, a former placement student shares her placement experience at Imara How did you find out about Imara? After studying in Nottingham for the previous three years, I knew that I wanted to volunteer my time at a Nottinghamshire based organisation whilst I undertook my…

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Become a mentor for a young person at Imara

It’s been 3 months since we successfully launched our first mentoring programme. Already we have 15 fantastic mentor-mentee partnerships developing. We are already seeing the positive impact this is having on young people and the mentors, so we want to expand this opportunity to more of our young service users. In this short interview, Imara’s…

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Digital Strip Search is welcome reform

On Thursday 16th July, the National Police Chiefs Council announced reform to the mandatory ‘digital strip search’ which required rape and sexual assault victims to sign to hand over all of their mobile phone data in order for their case to be investigated, even in cases where digital communications played no part. This blanket requirement for…

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