National CSE Awareness Day

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Child Sexual Exploitation (known as CSE for short) is a form of child abuse. It happens when a young person is manipulated and tricked into an exploitative relationship with one or multiple abusers. The young person is groomed into what seems like a normal friendship or relationship. The abuser gains the trust of the young person, sometimes this is done online, or in person and then exploiting that trust for their own gain. CSE can happen to any young person so educating young people to be aware of healthy relationships in order to help them understand any potential risks is…
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LGBT+ History Month

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An inspirational note from a passer by at Getaway Girls' stall at Leeds Pride 2019 LGBT+ History Month is a time to think back and reflect on the courage of individual figures and collective movements throughout history that have advanced the rights and status of LGBT+ people in the UK and around the world, and that’s what we’re doing this month at Getaway Girls. It’s also a time to think about the lives of LGBT people today, and how there are still struggles to overcome until we can say all people, regardless of who they love or their gender, are…
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Our stories

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Some of our fantastic young women have shared their journeys, and how Getaway Girls has supported them over the years. Alice's story https://youtu.be/vxhEZ1Lip3c Sharan's story https://youtu.be/pdj8G4bTJVQ Ripa's story https://youtu.be/ZQzPJ3bW3Yk
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We’re award winners!

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We were delighted to be shortlisted for two categories in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2019; the Youth work Award and the Children and Young People’s Charity Award. It was really exciting to go to the awards ceremony with all the other amazing organisations who make a difference to the lives of children and young people around the country. Getaway Girls has been supporting girls for over 30 years, so we were really excited to be shortlisted this year as we celebrate our 30th birthday. The award winners are chosen by two panels; a national young people’s panel from…
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We’re nominated for the Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards

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We're super excited to be nominated in the group vote category in this year's Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards! We would really appreciate your support by voting for us via this link: https://www.yorkshirechildren.co.uk/nominations/group-vote/ Please tell your friends, family and everyone else to help us out and get voting too! We have our fingers crossed!
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Summer programme

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Summer is almost here, and as usual we have loads of fun activities running throughout the school holidays! To get involved, come along to our sign up day on Thursday 18th July, 3-6pm. Download the Summer programme guide to see all the amazing activities coming up, we can't wait to see you there! Summer Programme Guide 2019 Download
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Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters Event

Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters Event

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Sadly, we have now come to the end of our wonderful Strong Mothers, Stronger Daughters work (sob) but to celebrate the success of the work and bring all the lovely participants together, we are folding a fab event at Bangladeshi Centre on Friday 18th Jan 6pm - 8pm. The event is in partnership with Shantona and will be hosted by the amazing writer and performance artist, Michelle Scally Clarke.  There will also be food, music & guest speakers. Places are limited so to book your place, please call Sawson, project worker on 0113 240 5894          …
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She’s that Leeds Girl

She’s that Leeds Girl

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We're very proud to launch our new photography exhibition 'She's that Leeds Girl'.  The young women at Getaway Girls have been working with Leeds based photographer Samantha Toolsie to make positive messages about what it's like to be a young woman living in Leeds.  These messages focus on equality, diversity and empowerment. This fab exhibition was launched on 18th December and will be showing on the big screen in Millennium Square....so why not stop and have a look next time you're in the vicinity? Commenting on the exhibition, Flavia Docherty, director at Getaway Girls said: We wanted to give young…
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She’s that Girl who … talks about Women Making Change on ITV Calendar News

She’s that Girl who … talks about Women Making Change on ITV Calendar News

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My name is Sharandeep Flora and I am 18 years old. I have been coming to Getaway Girls for 4 years and now I am a peer-educator here. I'm also a DJ and have been doing this since being involved with Sister Sound Salon, a multi-media group at Getaway Girls. As a peer-educator at Getaway Girls, I believe that our ideas for the “Women making a change” project are important because young women can feel inspired. Learning about the suffragettes will make young women want to continue to campaign for equality. I am also a part of the Girls Forum, a safe place for girls…
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