BT and the MCF want to ensure that every professional working with child victims of online abuse understands their individual role and those of colleagues in other related organisations.

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Help for parents and professionals

Help for parents and professionals

September 28, 2020

The Marie Collins Foundation has joined forces with the NWG Network to produce two new help guides aimed at reducing online harm.

North Yorkshire partnership helping to create accessible learning programme

North Yorkshire partnership helping to create accessible learning programme

September 23, 2020

Child safeguarding professionals from North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership have contributed to the development of training that will be rolled out to thousands of frontline workers.

Registration is now open for Marie Collins Foundation’s 6th International Conference: From Discovery to Recovery 2020

Registration is now open for Marie Collins Foundation’s 6th International Conference: From Discovery to Recovery 2020

August 25, 2020

This annual event is going 'virtual' for the first time and provides an opportunity for professionals globally to come together and share experience and best practice in supporting victims of CSAE .

MCF lends its support to Prevent ‘Let’s Talk About It’

MCF lends its support to Prevent ‘Let’s Talk About It’

August 05, 2020

​At MCF we recognise that partnering with colleagues in the fight against online sexual abuse is vital if we are to protect children and young people. Prevent is the Government’s safeguarding service.

About The Marie Collins Foundation

What we do

We work with children, families, practitioners, Government departments and industry to ensure the response to those harmed reflects current best practice.

If you have been a victim of child sexual abuse and need assistance or would like advice on other internet related issues please see our Useful Links page for organisations that could help.

To find out more about the Marie Collins Foundation see our video on YouTube

Background

In 1998 the Chief Executive of MCF, Tink Palmer, received her first referral from the police regarding a group of children who had been made the subjects of child abuse images.

This was the start of her growing recognition that children harmed online and their families require a differential professional response to that of the sexual abuse of children when the internet is not a conduit.

Since then Tink has worked extensively in the UK and internationally to better understand the impacts of internet and mobile related abuse.

Charity

MCF was registered as a charity in 2011 and works directly with children, young people and families to enable their recovery following sexual abuse involving technology. We also work with practitioners such as social workers and educators and with organisations such as the police to provide training and consultancy services to ensure they are equipped to manage the specific needs of those abused in this way.

Nationally and internationally we work in partnership to raise awareness and knowledge of these issues through workshops, conferences and media activity and through the promotion of research.

“It is comforting to see that the Marie Collins Foundation is trying to address the issues of children harmed online and enabling front line practitioners to conduct work with children that is based on relevant research. I will be a regular visitor to the website and will be advertising the charity in the workshops I facilitate.”

Social worker, MCF training attendee

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