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Sally Ann  

Not that Sally Ann Hart!

I’ve decided to write a new blog, despite these days preferring to use Twitter to connect, share ideas and learn from others, because I’ve just discovered that there’s another Sally Ann Hart who seems to be attracting rather a lot of attention on the run up to the December 12th General Election. My thinking is I can use this blog to reassure anyone who already knows me in either the real or ‘virtual world’ that I’m not the person standing as a candidate for the Tory party in Hastings and Rye! And I definitely do not want the UK to leave the EU!!!

I then also got to thinking about how I felt knowing some people might mistake me for someone with the same name and who may or may not have the same values as I do. During Protective Behaviours training we discuss ‘Are names important?’ and people always comment on how the name we choose to use as adults is very much linked to our ‘identity’. We also reflect on how this might be for children who are given names they may or may not like and how as adults we need to ask them what name they prefer us to use. This is a really simple way to demonstrate how to build a respectful relationship with children and young people.

For those of you who have stumbled over this blog post thinking it was another Sally Ann Hart, why not stay a couple of minutes longer and listen to a very simple explanation of what the Protective Behaviours process is?

PS Depending on how the time between now and the General Election goes I may choose to use my pre-married name of Sally Ann Dempsey although I much prefer not having SAD as my initials

Where did that one go?

Oh my word, just realised the last time I sat down and updated my blog was way back in July and now it’s only one more sleep ’til Christmas! I don’t know where this year has gone although I am well aware of what a

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The Greatest Love of All?

I have a passion for the dulcet tones of George Benson – this began during my teenage years and continues to date. His version of The Greatest Love of All, (Michael Masser music and Linda Creed lyrics) is a song I play during

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Easter Already

Protective Behaviours Training Partenrship

Wow, here we are at Easter already, clocks have ‘gone forward’ and daylight hours stretch into early evening – how time flies when having fun. Lots of opportunities have appeared already this year to ‘risk on purpose’ and persist to get Protective Behaviours on the

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Oh my – what a busy start to 2016 and apologies for not finding the time to even wish A Happy New Year!

All good in my world which feels like it has become PB-land with so much training, practice and network development going on.

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Update from Edinburgh

MAF Conference 2015

As mentioned in a previous post, I was invited to speak at the Moira Anderson Foundation ‘Not On Our Watch’ Conference. This took place in Edinburgh last week and I feel so chufffed to have been there, not only to talk, but also to

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So much ‘Stuff’!

I’m certainly feeling a bit confused at the moment and think this is because there is so much ‘stuff’ going on and I’m finding it difficult to decide where to start. This could also be to do with the fact it’s all fairly good ‘stuff’

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