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Abuse education needed to combat child sexual exploitation

CALLS for sex education to be expanded to combat child abuse have been welcomed in Dorset. Children’s charity Barnardo’s wants all children in England to receive age-appropriate lessons – and secondary school pupils to be taught directly about child sexual exploitation and abuse. It comes after the charity recorded a 50 per cent rise last… Read more »

Child Abuse – The UK’s Dark Secret Conference

Hundreds of health visitors, counsellors, teachers, police officers, students and charity workers attended a conference at BU on preventing child abuse and recognising grooming. Child Abuse – The UK’s Dark Secret, invited speakers from national charities Enough Abuse and Acts Fast. The conference is the first of its kind to be hosted by a university… Read more »

Josh completes the Terminator Run

  Josh Travers completed the 11 mile Terminator run on Sunday 22nd February in Pewsey, Wiltshhire in 2hours 4mins and 25secs, beating his last year and first year time by 20 mins! and came 209th out of 500 runners.   All money raised Josh has kindly donated to Acts Fast. Total £387 which is fantastic, a massive thank… Read more »

Child Abuse: The UK’s Dark Secret ..

“Listen to Marilyn Hawes, one of the UK’s leading professionals on how to prevent and manage the impact of child sexual abuse.” Venue: Marconi Lecture TheatreBournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB Date: Wednesday 11th March 2015 Times: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Fees: Entry to this event is FREE OF CHARGE Click to register or for more… Read more »

Acts Fast attend ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ Conference

*First published Saturday 6 December 2014 in Bournemouth Daily Echo by Jane Reader MORE than 200 delegates from across Dorset attended the No Excuse For Abuse conference held at Bovington Park. Co-hosted by Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill and the Women’s Action Network Dorset (WAND), it attracted speakers on a range of different topics…. Read more »

A Big Thank you to Ringwood School

The team at Acts Fast would like to say a ‘BIG’ thank you to Ringwood School who have been kind enough to add Acts Fast to the charities that they donate too on their SPUD DAYS … and for the cheque for £150! which is fantastic! Please put July 3rd, 2015 in your diary as… Read more »

BBC South Today Founders Interviewed

Acts Fast charity aims to help sexual abuse families 19 November 2014 Last updated at 15:33 GMT Parents of children who have been sexually abused are set to benefit from a new support charity.Acts Fast, based in Bournemouth, Dorset, was established to help those struggling to cope when a child reveals they have been sexually… Read more »