Testimonials

I WRITE BOOKS ABOUT VERY BRAVE WOMEN AND I DECIDED IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE AN AWARD FOR REAL BRAVE WOMEN, NOT JUST FICTIONAL ONES LIKE MINE, AND WHEN I READ SIOBHAN’S STORY IT MADE ME CRY. SHE’S JUST MARVELLOUS, I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MARVELLOUS SHE IS!’ 

Lesley Pearse, bestselling author

‘SIOBHAN PROVIDED WHAT IS OFTEN MISSED IN POLICE TRAINING: THE VOICE OF SOMEONE WHO HAS ACTUALLY SUFFERED ABUSE. HER ACCOUNT GAVE AN INVALUABLE INSIGHT TO OFFICERS. SIOBHAN IS VERY BRAVE IN THE WAY THAT SHE TACKLES THIS SUBJECT AND IS A TRUE INSPIRATION.’

John Middleton, Detective Chief Inspector, Merseyside Police

‘THIS TRAINING EVENT WAS DELIVERED TO OFFICERS IN SPECIALIST CHILD INVESTIGATION POSTS, THEREFORE SIOBHAN’S INPUT, HONESTY, LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT AREAS AND OVERALL PRESENTATION WAS INVALUABLE TO THEIR TRAINING.’

Angela Gardiner, Head of Crime Training, Cheshire

‘ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING PRESENTATIONS WAS FROM SIOBHAN, WHO IS AN ABUSE SURVIVOR. SHE GAVE AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION IN PLAIN ENGLISH…  CUTTING THROUGH THE NHS-SPEAK AND OTHER LANGUAGES THAT WE ALL HAVE A TENDENCY TO SLIP INTO USING; AS WELL AS GIVING A POWERFUL ACCOUNT OF HER OWN EXPERIENCES OF ABUSE AND SUPPORT.’

Paul Glover, GP, NHS Wakefield CCG

‘ANYONE WHO COMES INTO CONTACT WITH SIOBHAN REMEMBERS WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’

Lisa Cooper, Safeguarding Lead, NHS England