Campaign to stop child abuse goes from strength to strength during lock

It’s been a challenge over the last year with the impact of Lockdown, but Isle of Wight 70/30 ambassadors have continued with passion and dedication

Child covering their eyes

News shared by Natalie on behalf of 70/30 Campaign, in her own words. Ed

It was back in April 2020 when Freshwater Mum Natalie Thomas first came across the WAVE Trust and their 70/30 Campaign and was later to become their project Manager for the Island

The aim of 70/30 is to achieve a 70 per cent reduction of child maltreatment.

Team has grown from strength to strength
Sadly, whilst the Covid restrictions have meant that the project hasn’t been able to progress as quickly as Natalie hoped, her team has grown from strength to strength and both Bob Seeley MP and The Isle of Wight council have given their full backing to 70/30.

Managing lockdown-related demands
Natalie says,

“I am proud and I commend all of the Isle of Wight 70/30 ambassadors for their time, passion and dedication over the last year. It hasn’t been easy for a lot of the ambassadors team as many of us have had to manage with the demands of home-schooling and other lockdown related demands.

“One of the key elements of the local 70/30 project is to keep sharing the knowledge and awareness around Adverse Childhood Experiences and how as a community we can all make a difference by how we act and respond to people who may be experiencing some sort of Trauma.”

Get involved
If you would like to find out more about what is happening locally please get in touch with Natalie by emailing [email protected]

Image: Caleb Woods under CC BY 2.0

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 12:16pm



Filed under: Island-wide, Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight News, Top story, Youth

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