The Elephant in the Room
Haven - Survivors of Abuse Network http://www.havennetwork.org.uk is organising this event in partnership with Waltham Forest Women's Network and with support from LBWF Community Safety Unit. Survivors will be speaking about their experiences with the church, and with people with learning disabilities. Counsellors will be at the event throughout in case attendees find some of the content triggering and/or stressing. We hope this will be an opportunity for professionals to learn more about the issues and how to deal with them, and for victims and survivors to speak about their own situations. There will be a women-only session at the end for those who do not want to speak out in mixed company. People who feel unable to speak will be able to leave post-its on the elephant, and someone will contact them in due course.