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July 2020 1 posts

| | General Articles, Blogging
Emily Aklan from Serenity Welfare appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett. The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today. Emily Aklan from Serenity Welfare was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett. Host Matthew O'Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date. Matthew O'Neill commented, ‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’ Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O'Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’ You can listen to the podcast in full here: http://www.leaderscouncil.co.uk/members/emily-aklan...

March 2020 4 posts

| | General Articles, Blogging
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| | General Articles, Blogging
A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Serenity Welfare's best practice article The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Serenity Welfare is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article. View the pdf here View the whole article here   ...

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Dear Colleagues, We want to write to you directly to keep you informed of the steps we are taking to ensure our Serenity Team are prepared for all scenarios relating to the Coronavirus as our number one priority is for the safety of the children and young people we work with Keeping all our children and young people safe is our primary focus and we are therefore prioritising additional actions including increasing cleaning across our office, the locations in which we work and in our transport vehicles. It is worth remembering that although COVID-19 is receiving much attention, it is still relatively confined. However as this is an unusual scenario for all of us, We are fortunate in that Serenity Welfare headquarters is situated in an isolated location and its natural, organic setting provides the social distancing required to ensure our staff are not placed at risk of contamination. Ultimately, we are making sure we are prepared for every eventuality and best placed to keep all of you safe while continuing to meet our clients’ needs. We also hope it gives all of you the confidence to know we are constantly reviewing our approach on a daily basis. Below we've summarised a few practical things however there is exceptionally comprehensive guidance links below for you to follow - that should be saved and consulted regularly. ACTION FROM EVERYONE - NO EXCEPTIONS Be prepared: Everyone must ensure that they repeatedly and consistently wash their hands - and use the sanitised hand gel that is available at headquarters, our supervision venues and in our transport’s vehicles. Transport: we will ensure that all our cars are thoroughly cleaned following a transport to prevent any cross-contamination to ourselves and the children & young people we work with. Supervisions and Support Services: To avoid any cross contamination, we will now ensure that we ensure consistency in our rota, so the same two professionals work together. Howev...

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The Safeguarding Conference 2020 . We are delighted to announce  Peter Wilson as a guest speaker  presenting the Gangs & County lines talks to over 300 Head teachers and safeguarding officers for schools across London and the home counties , well done Peter and the rest of the Serenity Welfare team. View the gallery here  ...

September 2019 1 posts

| | our awards, Blogging
Parliamentary Review We where recently featured in the Parliamentary review...

August 2019 1 posts

WebBoss Design | | future vision, Blogging
Faye's Way Charity Faye was 35 years old when she suddenly past away of a heart attack. This left two beautiful young daughters without a mother. After a long custody battle with their father — having left Faye and the girls 5 years prior — their grandmother and aunty were awarded full custody and parental control of the girls.   Emily was asked by a friend working in the care system to consider opening a business for welfare services for children in care. Her friend advised Emily that there was a real need for a company that genuinely cared and nurtured children and young people in care. Emily had a successful career in property and construction for over 18 years prior to her sister’s passing and didn’t have any knowledge of the care system. However, she decided to research and look into the care system and felt that there was a great need for a service to help, nurture and guide these children and young people in care.   If Emily and her mother had not won custody of the girls they would of entered into the system and would probably have been split up as sisters dealing with the trauma and loss of their mother and being in care. This is how Serenity Welfare was born!     In loving memory of our Angel Faye Born 22-09-1975, Died 08-03-2011 AGED 35 YEARS OLD Your legacy will live on.  ...

March 2019 1 posts

Chris Priest | | General Articles, Blogging
A great day for our Mentoring team at the Careers fair, St. Ignatius College, Enfield.  Great to meet so many bright and enthusiastic students. ...

February 2019 1 posts

Chris Priest | | General Articles, Blogging
As serenity Welfare began working closely with AP Academy Octagon our CEO Emily Aklan realised the young people attending the Academy could benifit from more computers.  In true Emily style, within 2 days here she is donating new laptops on behalf of Serenity welfare.  We are looking forward to a fantastic future working alongside AP Academy Octagon.    ...

January 2019 1 posts

Chris Priest | | General Articles, Blogging
Have a listen to our wonderful radio adverts.   ...

September 2018 1 posts

Chris Priest | | General Articles, Blogging
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August 2018 2 posts

WebBoss Design | | General Articles, Blogging
Emily Alkan talks to Care Appointments about how a sense of self worth is more powerful than handcuffing children & young people. Read the full article...

WebBoss Design | | General Articles, Blogging
One year on from the Grenfell tower fire – remembering those who lost their lives....