Archive January 2019

How to deal with cyber-bullying

England’s Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, recently suggested that children “remain an afterthought” for the world’s biggest social media companies. Social media has spent a fair amount of time in the headlines recently, and with children gaining access to platforms such as Facebook and Instagram at an increasingly early age, parents…

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Rachel Mobbs: a day in the life of a Voice Witness Care Team Leader

Before becoming involved in witness care I worked for Bedford Probation as an Employment Advocacy Officer. After three enjoyable years in that position I moved to the Department for Work and Pensions where I worked on their Welfare for Work scheme. Both roles gave me the opportunity to help people,…

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10 common reactions to trauma

The news has unfortunately been dominated recently by harrowing stories of knife attacks, and while they remain a rare occurrence, it’s understandable if you feel unnerved by the broadcasted images and tales from witnesses. You don’t have to be a direct witness of such a crime to experience trauma, therefore…

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Georgina Dixon: a day in the life of a Voice Witness Care Officer

My journey to Voice always felt like a natural career progression. While working as a pharmacy technician at Northampton General Hospital, I realised I wanted to help people more directly, and when I spotted the advert for the Witness Care Office role at Voice it seemed perfect! My dad is…

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How to settle new year anxiety as a victim or witness of crime

It’s the start of a new year, and while many are struggling with the prospect of returning to work after a long festive break, others will be dealing with something much more challenging. If you experienced crime either as a victim or witness during 2018, the signalling of a new…

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