Chatback Wins Two More Awards
On 4th March 2015, at The Dudley Youth Awards, Chatback won The Community Group Award. Lovely evening, full of amazing young people from across the borough being recognised for their hard work, dedication and willingness to help others. Well done Chatback!
Also, on 14th March 2015, one of Chatback's young people, Kesar Abbas, was awarded a very special award, The Youth Achievement Birmingham Commonwealth Association Award, in recognition of the excellent work, energy, time, enthusiasm, positive attitude and contribution to the work of Chatback. Wonderful evening and dinner held at Birmingham University.
Huge congratulations Kesar!
The 'Recipes For Life' cookbook has been published. Each page has safeguarding messages for adults to talk with children ranging from what is good/bad love, what is grooming, Know the signs, 10 minutes to fall in love! and much more. Below is an extract from the book.
(posted 07/09/2015, updated 16/09/2015)
Do You See Me?
The film can be used to raise awareness about trafficking children. Primarily made for the hotel industry, it shows hotel staff how to recognise and know what to do if they suspect children are being trafficked on their premises. It is a very powerful film and will save lives.
View and download the film
The cookbook to accompany this film and 'Anybodys Child'
will be on sale by the end of the month. It has been written for adults
to talk to children about Child Sexual Exploitation, how to recognise
the grooming process, what is a good and bad relationship and much more....
Read more about Child Sexual Exploitation on the See Me Here Me web site
On the 13th March 2015, at the Dudley Mayor's Annual Civic Awards,
Jane Ahmed won The Frank Foley Award for Community Spirit in recognition for all
the work she does for Chatback. It was an amazing evening and enjoyed by all who attended.
Jane is seen here holding her award with Bronwyn Hedley Head Teacher from
The Kingswinford School (who nominated Jane) and Rachel Sharpe (Artistic Director).
Do You See Me?
This short film will be available very soon.
It will be used as the training film
for the hotel industry. It helps the staff employed in the hotel industry, recognise and
know what to do if they suspect children are being trafficked on their premises.
It is a very powerful film and will save lives.
'Recipes for Life'
The cookbook to accompany the film 'Anybodys Child' will be on sale within the next month. This book has been written for adults to talk to children about Child Sexual Exploitation, how to recognise the grooming process, what is a good and bad relationship and much more....
Watch this space! You can not afford to miss this.
National CSE Awareness Day
On 11th March, ahead of The National CSE awareness day on the 18th March, members of Chatback took part in the national campaign. They wrote a personal pledge on their hands about stopping CSE.
You can also help to stop CSE ... watch our film
'Anybodys Child', recognise the signs and know what to do.
Anybody's Child Launched 5th January 2015
Chatback's latest production, Anybody's Child, was launched on Monday 5th January.
It is available to view and downlaod from this site and on social media.
Premier of Anybody's Child, 17th October 2014
Chatback premiered their film 'Anybody's Child' to a large audience at The Showcase Cinema Dudley on the 17th October 2014. It was an exciting evening with the young people of Chatback arriving in a hummer, then walking down the red carpet to the paparazzi.
The film was an outstanding success,
the group receiving a standing ovation. Audience comments included:
'made me cry',
'got to do something to stop CSE',
'everyone should be so proud, this film WILL SAVE LIVES',
'a very high quality and focused piece of work',
'will make an excellent educational resource',
Chatback would like to thank Josie Lawrence who gave up her time to work with the group for no charge and starred in the film as Charlie's Mum. She has kept in touch with Chatback and has become a highly valued member of the group.
The film will be launched in January along with useful tips ... guidance notes raising the key messages from the film to provoke discussion and a cookbook which will reflect the messages within the film and is supported by celebrity chef Glynn Purnell.
Details of how to see and obtain the material will be coming soon
(posted 20/11/2014; updated 17/12/14)
Film Premier 17th October
Chatback's latest project, a film about child sexual exploitation entitled 'Anybody's Child', will be premiered at the Showcase Cinema Dudley on 17th October.
This hard hitting, emotional film will be distributed as a package consisting of:
- a 30 minute film divided into 5 chapters,
- useful tips,
- guidance notes and
- a cook book of recipes that reflect the messages within the film which is being supported by celebrity chef Glynn Purnell.
Vet to Sponsor Dog
Chatback would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Vales Veterinary Group who have offered to sponsor
Stanley's special dog when he gets it. The dog is being purchased and trained with money raised by Chatback (see Fundraising Event below).
Rotary Club Award
We are pleased to announce that Chatback Productions has been selected to receive the
Dudley Rotary Club
Centenary Award. They will be presented with the award along with a cheque for £1000 in June.
See a list of all our awards...
WOW!! What an amazing day!
At the fundraising event on 20th April the weather was good, so many people attended and we raised £1500. With the money Chatback had already raised this took the total to £2100. This means that a fully trained dog can now be bought for Stanley. He should have his four legged friend very soon.
There are so many people to thank:
All those who donated raffle prizes, cakes etc including:
- Karen Yates School of Dance
- Spruce Hagley
- Carerra Windows
- Three Lions Building Contractors Ltd
- Jenny @ The Wedding Cake
- >people who helped out on the day,
- local businesses who put up our posters and, of course,
- all those who attended.
l think we can truly say the community all bought a little piece of the dog.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
(posted 25/04/2013, updated 11/05/13)
The Chatback Team is taking the lead in a very worthwhile fundraising event. They hope to raise £900 to buy an autistic support puppy for a little boy called Stanley. The dog will be trained for a year paid for by Stanley’s family.
It is expected that the dog will form a unique relationship with Stanley helping him to stay calm, be safe and do what every child does.
Come and join in with the fun at
Kingswinford Youth Centre, High Street, Kingswinford, DY6 8AP
on Saturday 20th April from 1.00pm to 4.00 pm.
Get your car washed, win a prize in the tombola or raffle and buy a drink and some home made cake.
We look forward to seeing you on the day!!
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