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Mentor Training.

The training topics for becoming a mentor are not dissimilar to the key concepts I have previously learned through teaching. The program directors gave us readings that explained how to communicate with vulnerable children as well as challenges we may face in the mentor role. 301 more words


The 2015 Scottish Young Carers Festival

Take hundreds of young carers, dozens of politicians and decision-makers – add in some workshops, consultations (and a lot of fun) and throw it all in a muddy field in the Scottish Borders. 859 more words


The first day.

As a young girl, and even now, as a young adult, I have always felt an overwhelming pull towards bettering the outcomes and opportunities for people who are less privileged than myself. 663 more words


Impact of Domestic Violence Can Last a Lifetime

Domestic violence is an issue that is close to my heart because my mother and I were victims of it for many years. I have experienced first-hand the destruction of how domestic violence can destroy relationships and families. 756 more words


Express your inner child!

Today at work we had a fantastic fundraising event (and I’m not just saying that because it was organised by myself and the other interns). The theme of the day was to act like a child which we thought was very fitting what with Barnardo’s being a children’s charity and there was cake involved…cake always makes a day better! 242 more words


Would you rather be an apple or a banana?

The title of this blog comes from my intern induction day at Barnardo’s, which was a month ago today! This month has really flown by but I thought I’d take a minute to reflect on my first month – and no I’m not interning in writing obscure ‘would you rather’ questions. 658 more words