Brows on Fleek?

Image Created by Laverna Ellis – Cherished Supporter My gosh it consumes us doesn’t it? We are obsessed with body image. If we aren’t scrolling Instagram wishing we had that deep tan, those pearly whites and the tiniest waist on earth, … Read More

Mentoring Messy Play

  Many people think of messy play as an activity that’s reserved solely for younger children particularly those in infant or nursery school. While it’s true it is great for younger children in helping them develop important skills like mark making, … Read More


Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Grooming are difficult subjects to talk about. Whilst a final year student at university, our safeguarding lectures that covered both topics had the caveat that if a student felt they needed to pop out and … Read More

Bullying Poem

I don’t like those bullies, the ones at school; Every single day they make me feel and look a fool. I dread each day, it’s tough to face; Everyday I am here, I just want out of this place. Where … Read More

Considering Volunteering

Then I first became involved with Cherished in my third year of studying for a degree in “Working with Children, Young People and Families” Newman university. I’d already completed a placement with Samaritans, but wanted to change direction as I … Read More

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