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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the Voice newsletter! Voice is a free, confidential support service for anyone affected by crime, life changing fire incidents and serious road traffic collisions in Northamptonshire. Our services are available to anyone resident in Northamptonshire, whether a crime has been reported to police or not and regardless of when…

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How to spot signs of sexual abuse

Leaving Neverland is a documentary featuring two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who claim they were abused by the pop star Michael Jackson when they were children. So shocking are the accounts of the alleged abuse, that the singer’s legacy has been called into question. Indeed, if you’ve seen…

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Meet our new Non-Executive Director, Suzanne Burke

New Non-Executive Director, Suzanne Burke, tells the story of her journey to Voice I joined the Civil Service in the year 2000 as a member of the Child Support Agency. This was quite a new agency at the time, and the work I undertook whilst in that position inspired me to…

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Duncan Ward: a day in the life of a Road Harm Co-ordinator

I joined the police in 1996 having spent a number of years in the army. Later, I became a firearms officer on the Roads Policing Unit. Armed response and traffic officers have always worked closely together, and I spent eighteen years on the armed response team, dealing with a variety…

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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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