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GPN Coordinator Job Vacancy

GPN Coordinator Job Vacancy

October 14, 2021

MCF have an exciting opportunity for a coordinator to join our international team on a fixed-term basis until 31st March 2022.

Notice of AGM 2021

Notice of AGM 2021

October 12, 2021

Agenda and Notice of Annual General Meeting - Marie Collins Foundation

The Marie Collins Foundation appoints their new CEO

The Marie Collins Foundation appoints their new CEO

July 15, 2021

The Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that, following the retirement of Tink Palmer at the end of May, Victoria Green has been appointed as the new CEO.

Helping My Autistic Child Stay Safe Online

Helping My Autistic Child Stay Safe Online

July 14, 2021

ACT and The Marie Collins Foundation have collaborated to produce a resource to help parents and children understand various online risks.

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

Marie Collins Foundation Partners