Thou does not get a pass. A working example of why professionals should be challenged when red flags are raised.

Thanks to the consciousness-raising efforts of a small group of dedicated women, more people are now aware of how safeguarding works in the UK. Ordinary women have always had their own internal warning system. They are becoming familiar with terms that help to strengthen their arguments when they instinctively know something is off. Unfortunately, some of this increased awareness about safeguarding is provoking a backlash. Specifically, women en masse are pissing off heads of organisations and groups that purport to put women and/or children at the forefront of their concerns. It has to be said that if those groups and organisations were following safeguarding protocol, women would have no cause to raise concerns.

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Stripping it Back

Everything dried up. Well, not everything, just me. Or maybe there was too much stagnation – led to rot. I dunno. I don’t really care either. So, I slammed on the brakes on my entire life and did nothing for a few months. I sat in quiet and tried to realise and re-prioritise. None of the old props worked and I found myself hitting brick walls as soon I tried to move in any direction. Maybe I stopped before crashing through a wall then built up the others around me. Again, I dunno, and don’t care either. It’s at the point now where all I want to do is start from scratch on this project and begin one or two new ones. So, that’s what I’m doing.

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