Nov


20

Being the YMCA Liverpool and Sefton Safeguarding Lead

So over the past couple of weeks I have been really busy looking at our organisations safeguarding, reviewing cases and consulting with our staff.   I have developed some bespoke training sessions for our teams and have really focussed these upon training gaps and reoccurring challenges in responding to safeguarding concerns.  I have delivered four…

Nov


20

We’ve signed the Liverpool Safeguarding Pledge!

YMCA Liverpool and Sefton have signed up the Liverpool’s Safeguarding Pledge 2020. Check out this video of our Chief Executive Ellie McNeil reading aloud part of the pledge, along with fellow members of Liverpool Safeguarding Adults Board: https://youtu.be/v_q9jtkFyag For more information about Merseyside Adult Safeguarding Board visit: https://www.merseysidesafeguardingadultsboard.co.uk/ #SafeguardingAdultsWeek #MakingSafeguardingPersonal  

Nov


20

20th November, Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance an annual observance honouring the memory of transgender & gender diverse people whose lives have been lost during the last twelve months in acts of anti-transgender violence. A total of 3664 trans and gender diverse people were reported as killed in 75 countries between January 2008 and September 2020….

Nov


16

Transgender Awareness Week 2020: The Year I Met Charlie

  “When I was 21, I met Charlie, he was happy, relaxed and looked free. I met Charlie when I needed him most. I was slowly running out of labels to help on my way to be happy, tomboy, lesbian, butch, female…. Charlie opened my eyes and showed me the way. When I was 21,…

Nov


16

National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020

Today marks the beginning of National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020. One of the most important roles of YMCA Liverpool & Sefton is to ensure that the adults we support are safe from abuse, exploitation and harm. This week is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness and show you how we ensure that our…

Oct


14

My Mixed Race Heritage and Identity – A Blog by Becky Christian

Growing up mixed race in Britain can mean different things to different people. To me, it has brought the benefit of the influence of different cultures and countries, but it has also brought the pain of the intergenerational trauma of racism and a feeling of growing up like I somehow don’t fit in. But these…

Oct


1

Back to Work! – A blogpost by Emma Carruthers

It feels amazing to be back at YMCA Liverpool & Sefton, returning following maternity leave after having my beautiful daughter Edith!   I have returned to my role albeit on a part time basis as my ace ‘oppo’ Becky is covering the other elements of staff Learning & Development and is doing a brilliant job…

Mar


12

Psychology Partner – Tender Opportunity – Updated Time Frames

YMCA Liverpool & Sefton has been on a  journey to become a psychologically informed service using Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) as our means to understand service users, processes, people, teams and systems spanning over 5 years. Beginning as one off training and emerging into CAT case management throughout our services and systems has been enlightening,…