Chloe_adm – Embrace – CVOC https://embracecvoc.org.uk Mending Hearts, Minds & Families Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:51:36 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cropped-embrace-favicon-1-32x32.png Chloe_adm – Embrace – CVOC https://embracecvoc.org.uk 32 32 Join Team Embrace and help us give young crime victims their lives back https://embracecvoc.org.uk/join-team-embrace-and-help-us-give-young-crime-victims-their-lives-back/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/join-team-embrace-and-help-us-give-young-crime-victims-their-lives-back/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2022 07:12:51 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=12186 Wednesday 22 June 2022 Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking to do your first bungee jump, or a runner looking for a muddy, mountainous or marathon challenge, we have a packed fundraising events calendar ready for willing volunteers! Embrace Child Victims of Crime has teamed up with Run for Charity

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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking to do your first bungee jump, or a runner looking for a muddy, mountainous or marathon challenge, we have a packed fundraising events calendar ready for willing volunteers!

Embrace Child Victims of Crime has teamed up with Run for Charity to be able to offer its supporters a wide range of fundraising challenges across the UK.

From muddy obstacle courses to half marathons and marathons, bungee jumps to an 100km ultra marathon through mountains, there are challenges available all over Britain.

Our charity does not receive any direct funding from Government, we rely heavily on the generosity of our public supporters who take on challenges for us to raise funds to pay for our vital services.

Chief Executive Anne Campbell said: “Run for Charity enables us to give our supporters access to a huge variety of events across the UK, meaning busy people will be able to find a challenge close to home to support us and know their efforts are changing lives. According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, more than one in 10 children aged between 10 and 15 are the victims of crime each year. Witnessing or being a victim of crime can devastate lives but we know that with the right services we can help families heal and give them a brighter future. We are so grateful to all the supporters who take on challenges for us each year and hope our supporters will be tempted by some of these big events.”

Last year, we supported 3,738 young crime victims and their families across the UK, providing emotional support and counselling to help heal their trauma and practical support to help them re-build their lives.

Will you help us reach more children and families whose lives have been devastated by their experiences of crime?

To find out more visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk/events

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Chair of trustees Simon Bailey made CBE for child protection work https://embracecvoc.org.uk/chair-of-trustees-simon-bailey-made-cbe-for-child-protection-work/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/chair-of-trustees-simon-bailey-made-cbe-for-child-protection-work/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:06:49 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=12182 Thursday 2 June 2022 Embrace Child Victims of Crime Chair Simon Bailey has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his work in child protection. The CBE is the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award given to

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Thursday 2 June 2022

Embrace Child Victims of Crime Chair Simon Bailey has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his work in child protection.

The CBE is the highest-ranking Order of the British Empire award given to those who have had a prominent role nationally or a leading role regionally.

Simon Bailey QPM, DL, former Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, and national police lead for child protection joined Embrace Child Victims of Crime as chair of the board of trustees last October. During his police career he oversaw some of the greatest changes in the way sexual exploitation crimes are dealt with. Since his retirement from the police service in June last year, he has continued to pursue his passion for safeguarding taking on a wide range of roles within the child protection arena including tackling exploitation, abuse and vulnerability.

On receiving his CBE, Simon said: “It is a great honour to be recognised in this way. I strongly be-lieve we all have a duty as a society to work together to protect our children and ensure they are given the life chances to reach their full potential and are kept safe from harm. I also remain absolutely determined to ensure young crime victims have access to the support they need to recover from the trauma caused by crime.

“Embrace does an amazing job for the thousands of young people it supports each year. My ambition is that every child who has been a victim of crime who wants counselling and support is able to get it. Over the next 12 months we will be working with fundraisers, corporate partners and commissioners to grow our services to enable Embrace to reach many more children and young people and help them get their lives back on track.”

Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, added: “Simon’s honour is well-deserved and we are fortunate he is now raising the issues of the devastating impacts of crime on children on behalf of Embrace. His experience across the issues that matter make him perfectly placed to lead our Board of Trustees to find the right support solutions.”

To find out more about Embrace CVoC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk

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TV presenter turned actor Waseem Mirza joins Embrace as ambassador https://embracecvoc.org.uk/tv-presenter-turned-actor-waseem-mirza-joins-embrace-as-ambassador/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/tv-presenter-turned-actor-waseem-mirza-joins-embrace-as-ambassador/#respond Wed, 25 May 2022 12:12:43 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11847 Image courtesy of YellowbellyPhoto 2022. Award-winning news and sci-tech journalist, TV presenter and screen and voice actor Waseem Mirza has joined Embrace Child Victims of Crime as an ambassador. DC Comic book fans will soon also see Waseem in the Batman origins HBO Max series Penny-worth in which he plays a

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Award-winning news and sci-tech journalist, TV presenter and screen and voice actor Waseem Mirza has joined Embrace Child Victims of Crime as an ambassador.

DC Comic book fans will soon also see Waseem in the Batman origins HBO Max series Penny-worth in which he plays a TV reporter.

Waseem, who lives in London and was born and grew up in Peterborough, where Embrace CVoC has its headquarters, has previously worked for BBC World, BBC Asian Network and the eastern regional nightly news programme BBC Look East.

Whilst at BBC Look East, he was named TV Hotshot by Broadcast – a UK media industry magazine. The award recognised his ability to attract a new generation of younger viewers to television news in his role as lead presenter of the 8pm news summary on BBC One.

Waseem said: “Through publicity on the new season of the Batman origin drama “Pennyworth”, I hope to highlight how child victims of crime need more real-life superheroes to look up to and throw a spotlight on the support available to them to help put an end to bullying, abuse and exploitation – wherever it happens in the UK.

“I’m thrilled to be able to use my platform to shine a spotlight on the fantastic work Embrace Child Victims of Crime does every day to support children and heal their trauma and help change so many young lives for the better.”

Anne Campbell, chief executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “We are delighted to welcome Waseem as our new ambassador to help us highlight the services we offer to young crime victims across England and Wales. Our vision is for every child and young person harmed by crime, either personally or as a witness, to receive the professional support and the services they need to recover from the effects of crime. This will help them to continue their lives positively and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential.”

Embrace Child Victims of Crime is the only UK charity that focuses all its work on supporting young crime victims. The charity’s specialist team offers emotional and practical support as well as days out and short breaks to help families make new happier memories. To find out more visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk

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Essex Police’s £27,000 Snowdon feat https://embracecvoc.org.uk/essex-polices-27000-snowdon-feat/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/essex-polices-27000-snowdon-feat/#respond Wed, 25 May 2022 06:49:21 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11822 A team of 45 Essex police officers, staff and volunteers scaled Wales’ highest mountain and raised over £27,000 for Embrace Child Victims of Crime. The Mount Snowdon fundraising climb was organised by Essex Police fundraisers to pay for vital services to help children disadvantaged or traumatised by crime in the

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A team of 45 Essex police officers, staff and volunteers scaled Wales’ highest mountain and raised over £27,000 for Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

The Mount Snowdon fundraising climb was organised by Essex Police fundraisers to pay for vital services to help children disadvantaged or traumatised by crime in the county.

The climb will support children who have suffered terrible trauma because of crimes such as sexual abuse, violence, exploitation, domestic abuse or those who are grieving the loss of a parent or sibling killed by crime.

Community beat officers and staff and officers from the domestic violence and child sexual exploitation teams, were joined by other police staff and volunteers for the climb last Saturday.

Detective Sergeant Vicky De’ath, one of the officers who organised the challenge, was introduced to Embrace’s work by colleague Mandy Moxon, a public protection investigating officer.

She said: “I’ve seen the real benefits that Embrace brings to children who have gone through the most horrendous things. It’s not just the child, it’s their siblings, their parents, the carers. The money raised by everyone on this challenge will help to change a child’s view of the world and, because there were 45 of us, we’re going to help change entire families’ views of the world and help them to come back together after a traumatic event.”

Essex Chief Constable, Ben-Julian Harrington, said: “Embrace CVOC is a brilliant cause. I ask my officers and staff to help people, keep them safe and catch bad people.We catch bad people and bring them to justice while safeguarding their victims but it’s after the court case that Embrace continues to help child victims of crime and their families.We know that violent events in childhood can have repercussions years later and so we need to support charities like Embrace because that’s also helping people and keeping them safe and, sometimes, that help Embrace provides is required for years.”

Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime Anne Campbell said: “The climbers have achieved amazing things. It’s just fantastic seeing how the total keeps going up! We cannot thank them enough for what they have achieved, their efforts will be changing many young lives for the better. The group has already paid for the first therapeutic trip for families this summer and, because they have raised so much more than was needed for that, the money left over will be used to support more children and young people in Essex and their families.

“The families we help are suffering horrendous trauma and we work with them to give them back their future. Last year we helped the largest number of people in our 29-year history, but we know it’s just scratching the surface. Domestic violence and sexual violence are far more prevalent than most people realise.”

To find out more about Embrace CVOC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk. If you have any questions about Embrace CVOC you can email support@embracecvoc.org.uk or call 0345 60 999 60.

To support the Embrace Snowdon team visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/embracesnowdon

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Cambridge father-of-two raises £2,500 at Windermere https://embracecvoc.org.uk/cambridge-father-of-two-raises-2500-at-windermere/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/cambridge-father-of-two-raises-2500-at-windermere/#respond Fri, 20 May 2022 11:53:34 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11664 Thursday 19 May 2022 A Cambridge father of two has raised £2,500 to fund vital services for children harmed by crime in his first ultra trail-marathon. Chris Shadforth (41), from Cambridge, took part in the 47-mile challenge around Lake Windermere in the Lake District for Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

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Thursday 19 May 2022

A Cambridge father of two has raised £2,500 to fund vital services for children harmed by crime in his first ultra trail-marathon.

Chris Shadforth (41), from Cambridge, took part in the 47-mile challenge around Lake Windermere in the Lake District for Embrace Child Victims of Crime. He completed the course in 12 hours 33 minutes finishing 85th out of 390. Chris, director of external communications and brand for Cambridge University Press & Assessment, set himself an £1,000 fundraising target but he had already beaten that before taking his first step.

He said: “Thank you to everyone for your wonderful support. My quads were quite tight the day after and going downstairs is definitely harder now than any hill I faced!

“But any pain I’m feeling was all worth it because of the money raised for Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

“I found out about this fantastic charity from my sister-in-law who is a police officer and sees, on a daily basis, the devastating impact crime has on young people. Knowing that by competing in this ultra marathon will enable the charity to support many more young people makes me very happy.”

Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “Chris’s efforts have been exceptional and we are in awe! All the money he has raised will be spent on children in Cambridgeshire who have been harmed by crime. Big thanks for making such a difference!”

To sponsor Chris visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christopher-shadforth

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Cambridge father-of-two takes on Windermere ultra https://embracecvoc.org.uk/cambridge-father-of-two-takes-on-windermere-ultra/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/cambridge-father-of-two-takes-on-windermere-ultra/#respond Wed, 11 May 2022 12:42:54 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11429 Wednesday 11 May 2022  Communications director Chris Shadforth is taking on his first ultra trail-marathon in the Lake District this weekend to raise vital funds to help children harmed by crime. Father-of-two Chris (41), from Cambridge, director of external communications and brand for Cambridge University Press & Assessment, set himself

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Wednesday 11 May 2022 

Communications director Chris Shadforth is taking on his first ultra trail-marathon in the Lake District this weekend to raise vital funds to help children harmed by crime.

Father-of-two Chris (41), from Cambridge, director of external communications and brand for Cambridge University Press & Assessment, set himself an £1,000 fundraising target for the 47-mile challenge around Lake Windermere which features 2,500m of ascent. 

However he has already smashed that- the total currently stands at £1,338!

He said: “I have chosen to support Embrace on the recommendation of my sister-in-law who is a DCI in Cambridgeshire Police. She works with child victims of crime on a daily basis and regularly works with Embrace and has seen herself the excellent work you do to support young people. 
 
“My self-inflicted ordeal will be nothing compared to what some children experience in their lives. 
 
“I found my first marathon last month very hard. I got severe, and unexpected cramp in both quads at around 30km and needed the encouragement of other runners to get over the line in 4hrs 20mins.My first ultra, three weeks later, was much easier! But neither events had the length or elevation gain of Windermere, so I’m glad I’ve got 24 hours to complete it. I hope to get round in around 15 hours.” 

Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “We are really grateful to Chris and all our individual fundraisers who take on challenges for us to help fund our vital work with children and young people. I hope the weather stays kind and lots of his friends, family and colleagues support his efforts.”

To sponsor Chris visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/christopher-shadforth 

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Charity supports 3,738 young crime victims as popular remote counselling services grow https://embracecvoc.org.uk/charity-supports-3738-young-crime-victims-as-popular-remote-counselling-services-grow/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/charity-supports-3738-young-crime-victims-as-popular-remote-counselling-services-grow/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2022 08:12:42 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11356 Thursday 28 April 2022 Embrace Child Victims of Crime has provided more services to more children and families in the past year than in any time in its 30-year history following its expansion of remote counselling services. The children’s charity, which supported 3,738 children and families in the past year

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Thursday 28 April 2022

Embrace Child Victims of Crime has provided more services to more children and families in the past year than in any time in its 30-year history following its expansion of remote counselling services.

The children’s charity, which supported 3,738 children and families in the past year to overcome the trauma caused by crime – 1,024 more than the previous year.

Simon Bailey, Chair Of Trustees for Embrace Child Victims of Crime and former Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, said: ”Embrace’s work with families is life-changing. The charity continues to develop the kind of services that make a real difference to children and families across the country, helping them to deal with what’s happened and giving them the confidence and strategies to move forwards with their lives.

“Just as importantly, our services give young people the skills and the knowledge to help prevent future victimisation, minimising the potential for further harm. Over the next 12 months our focus will be on reaching a much wider audience so we can help more children heal from the harm caused by crime and reach their full potential.”

Embrace offered 50 per cent more services to those families including online and telephone emotional support, practical packages to alleviate hardship caused by crime and fun theme park days out as part of its unique recovery services tailored to meet each child’s individual needs.

More than one in four of the children and families who have accessed Embrace CVoC’s services in the past year have been affected by domestic abuse (1,848) and more than a quarter (1,139) were affected by sexual abuse or assault.

The charity’s annual Christmas gift appeal, Dear Santa, also delivered gifts to 1,463 children thanks to the generosity of its supporters and provided over 1,000 theme park tickets to families harmed by crime through its partnership with the Merlin’s Magic Wand charity.

Anne Campbell, chief executive of Embrace CVoC, said: “Covid-19 has been an horrendous experience for many children and families who, because of lockdown restrictions, suffered horrific domestic abuse. However, the pandemic also allowed us to accelerate our plans to offer therapeutic support remotely so that these families could get the emotional and practical support they so des-perately needed no matter where they were based in the country.

“This has been extremely well received and we are now delivering far greater levels of counselling support – both trauma-informed emotional support and trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy counselling – all coordinated through our national contact centre.

“This kind of support – organised via careful triage and pre-arranged sessions set up to suit the child or young person – has been invaluable as we know many young people just want to talk to someone who is not their parent, teacher or close friend.

“Our services are confidential, free and prioritise the needs of the child above all else. We also have the capacity to step up the service for the child if they need more in-depth counselling. We have received fantastic feedback from families receiving our services who tell us what an enormous difference we have made to their lives.”

The emotional support services have been designed to be delivered over the telephone or video calls to reach children harmed by crime across the country. Specially-trained volunteers deliver the support alongside Embrace’s emotional support therapeutic team to enable the charity to reach more children than ever before.

This is good news for young crime victims who may have been forced to wait for support from other organisations because the pandemic has led to the demand for emotional support and counselling far exceeding the availability of it.

Embrace CVoC takes referrals for its services from police, teachers and other safeguarding professionals but also encourages families to self-refer through the charity’s website

www.embracecvoc.org.uk. The charity also runs an Instagram account specifically for young people @chat2embrace to encourage young people to refer themselves for support.

To find out more visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk or call the national contact centre on 0345 60 999 60 between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

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There’s Snow-don better way to raise money for child victims of crime https://embracecvoc.org.uk/theres-snow-don-better-way-to-raise-money-for-child-victims-of-crime/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/theres-snow-don-better-way-to-raise-money-for-child-victims-of-crime/#respond Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:29:54 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11140 Monday 28 February 2022 A 45-strong team of Essex police officers, staff and volunteers will be scaling Mount Snowdon in May to raise money for Embrace Child Victims of Crime. The Essex Police fundraising team organised the climb of Wales’ highest mountain to raise £20,000 for Embrace CVoC which supports

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Monday 28 February 2022

A 45-strong team of Essex police officers, staff and volunteers will be scaling Mount Snowdon in May to raise money for Embrace Child Victims of Crime.

The Essex Police fundraising team organised the climb of Wales’ highest mountain to raise £20,000 for Embrace CVoC which supports children and young people who have been affected by serious crime.

The funds raised by the climb, which is taking place on 14 May 2022, will pay for a trip to Disney-land, Paris for a group of children who have suffered terrible trauma because of crimes such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and homicide.

Community beat officers and staff and officers from the domestic violence and child sexual exploitation teams, have already raised £11,000 in sponsorship.

DC Vicky De’ath, one of the officers organising the challenge, said: “My colleague Mandy Moxon has been raising money for Embrace for years through bake sales and other initiatives and when I heard about how the charity supports children who have been through such terrible experiences I wanted to get involved.

“We decided we wanted to fund a Disney trip for a group of children and so we have set ourselves the target of raising £20,000. We’ve already raised over £11,000 and we are looking forward to fi-nally getting to do the challenge in May.”

Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime Anne Campbell said: “I’d like to thank Essex Police colleagues, their friends and families and everyone taking part for choosing to support Em-brace.

“Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on families and last year we saw a four-fold increase in the number of children referred to us suffering trauma from domestic abuse. This climb will pay for a trip of a lifetime for some of the children we support across Essex.”

Embrace CVOC is the only charity in the UK which dedicates all its time to working with children who have been harmed by serious crime.

Since 1993 it has helped many thousands of children across the UK who have suffered trauma be-cause of sexual abuse, domestic abuse or neglect, or who are grieving the loss of a close family member to homicide.

The charity offers emotional support and specialist counselling, as well as practical support for low income families with clothing and food vouchers, tablets and phones, books, toys and other essen-tials. Working with partners, Embrace CVOC also provides days out and short breaks to help the children and their families make new happier memories.

The Snowdon Challenge is just one of many different fundraising events to support Embrace CVOC’s vital work to help children and young people harmed by crime across the UK. To find out more visit embracecvoc.org.uk/events.

To find out more about Embrace CVOC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk. If you have any questions about Embrace CVOC you can email support@embracecvoc.org.uk or call 0345 60 999 60.

To support the Embrace Snowdon team visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/embracesnowdon

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Embrace welcomes new chair with a passion for child protection and tackling inequalities https://embracecvoc.org.uk/embrace-welcomes-new-chair-with-a-passion-for-child-protection-and-tackling-inequalities/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/embrace-welcomes-new-chair-with-a-passion-for-child-protection-and-tackling-inequalities/#respond Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:52:12 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11120 Thursday 10 February 2022  We are delighted to announce that Simon Bailey QPM, DL, former Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, and national police lead for child protection has joined Embrace Child Victims of Crime as our chair of the board of trustees.  Simon, a police officer with Norfolk Police for

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Thursday 10 February 2022 

We are delighted to announce that Simon Bailey QPM, DL, former Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, and national police lead for child protection has joined Embrace Child Victims of Crime as our chair of the board of trustees. 

Simon, a police officer with Norfolk Police for 35 years who rose through every rank from beat bobby to Chief Constable, oversaw some of the greatest changes in the way sexual exploitation crimes are dealt with and brings with him a wealth of experience in safeguarding. 

Since his retirement in June last year, Simon continues to pursue his passion for safeguarding taking on a wide range of roles within the child protection arena including tackling exploitation, abuse and vulnerability. 

He has pledged to improve the outcomes for young people whose lives have been blighted by crime and who are struggling to overcome the trauma they have suffered. 

“Today the twin scourges of domestic abuse and sexual violence threaten to change the path of the lives of many of their young victims who have done nothing to deserve the disadvantage they’ve suffered, ” he said. 

“Many of these crimes happen in the home and in places where children and young people should be safe. We have a duty to protect them, to help prevent them from becoming victims of crime and, if they do, then help should be readily available to put their lives back on track. 

“I first knew of the important work of Embrace CVoC during my police career. Today we know much more about the prevalence of these crimes and how common they are. It is well-known that domestic violence – once thought of as a low-level crime – can often predicate more serious criminal activity of the perpetrators. 

“Embrace does an amazing job for the thousands of young people it supports each year. My ambition is that every child who has been a victim of crime who wants counselling and support is able to get it. 

“Top of our list is to publicise the services that are available and to make it easy for young people to access them, all free of charge, of course. 

We know Government funds are stretched far beyond the ability of the state to step in and help all those who need support – that is why Embrace’s work is so important. 

“Where we work with fundraisers, corporate partners and commissioners of service, we get some great results for the future prospects of our young beneficiaries – now we need to grow the ability to reach out to many more children and young people to make the magic happen for them.” 

We look forward to sharing further updates about our mission, priorities and vision for supporting children harmed by crime over the coming months. 

Retiring chair  Sir Paul Stephenson QPM was keen to continue his involvement with Embrace and has agreed to  become our new President. 

To find our more about Embrace CVoC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk

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Cellmark Forensic Services makes Embrace its charity of the year https://embracecvoc.org.uk/cellmark-forensic-services-makes-embrace-its-charity-of-the-year/ https://embracecvoc.org.uk/cellmark-forensic-services-makes-embrace-its-charity-of-the-year/#respond Fri, 07 Jan 2022 17:48:25 +0000 https://embracecvoc.org.uk/?p=11027 Thursday 6 January 2022  A leading forensic company is making Embrace Child Victims of Crime its charity of the year.  Cellmark Forensic Services which employs over 500 people at its sites in Oxfordshire, Lancashire, Durham and Cambridgeshire has also joined our corporate partnership scheme – the Embrace 100 Club. The

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Thursday 6 January 2022 

A leading forensic company is making Embrace Child Victims of Crime its charity of the year. 

Cellmark Forensic Services which employs over 500 people at its sites in Oxfordshire, Lancashire, Durham and Cambridgeshire has also joined our corporate partnership scheme – the Embrace 100 Club. The company has already donated over £3,000 to support children harmed by crime and is planning to continue to fundraise for Embrace CVoC over the next 12 months.

Cellmark Forensic Services has been providing police forces across the country with specialist forensic services for over 30 years, supporting criminal investigations from crime scene to court.

Cellmark Forensic Services Managing Director David Hartshorne said:


“We were looking to support a charity which is closely aligned with our work in the Criminal Justice System and when we found out about the amazing work Embrace does to support young crime victims, we decided to put them on our shortlist straight away. Our employees voted for who they wanted the company to support, and Embrace was the clear winner.”

 

 

Anne Campbell, Chief Executive of Embrace Child Victims of Crime, said: “We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Cellmark Forensic Services and look forward to working with them over the coming years. 

“Only days after choosing us as their charity of the year the team got involved in our fundraising festive dress up day Embrace Christmas Day raising £278 by wearing Christmas jumpers and selling cakes. Their donation went towards Dear Santa 2021 to buy gifts for children harmed by crime.

“We are tremendously grateful to all the employees for their efforts. We could not support all the children we do without the continued support of businesses across the UK as well as our individual donors.”

Embrace CVoC is the only organisation in the UK that focuses all its work on supporting children and young people suffering trauma because of crime. Some of the children have lost a parent or sibling through serious crime. Some of them have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse or have suffered years of neglect, others have been living in homes torn apart by domestic violence. These children have dealt with unimaginable trauma in their young lives and police officers, teachers or others who work in safeguarding roles refer them to Embrace CVoC to get the help and support they need.

To find out more about Embrace CVoC visit www.embracecvoc.org.uk

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