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FREEDOM 2's vision is for every girl to...

- Be free of exploitation -
- Have a voice -
- Know their own worth and significance -
- To reach their potential -
- Empower others -

FREEDOM 2's mission statement...

To liberate and empower girls to inspire and enable others.

The Team

MELANIE MANNING

The founder of FREEDOM 2, Melanie Manning is a qualified primary school teacher with over 10 years’ experience. After initially working as a class teacher, she then qualified to be a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and more recently has been a trainer on the subject of early trauma and attachment issues. She has vast experience of supporting and engaging with children and their families, including troubled families, looked after children and children with special educational needs. Melanie has led interventions and training for parents, carers, special guardians, school staff and professionals and has extensive experience of multi-agency work.

Melanie is passionate about encouraging healthy self-esteem and seeing young people reach their potential. In 2012 she was Head Facilitator of Shine, which is a self-esteem course for women and wrote an accompanying girls programme called Flourish.

Melanie holds a degree in Applied Social and Sciences and an MSc in Anthropology Human Rights and Justice. Through her fieldwork for her Masters, Melanie spent time working closely with the human trafficking department at Essex police, considering the role of training in child protection. She then worked at The Medaille Trust, as part of the Modern Slavery Partnership in Hampshire.

Melanie Manning BA PgCert Msc

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VOLUNTEERS

FREEDOM 2 are extremely grateful for our volunteers and the time and energy that they sow into the organisation.

For more information about how you might volunteer your time to support the work of FREEDOM 2, please email mel.manning@freedom2.org.uk or visit the 'Support Our Work' page.

The Programmes

FREEDOM 2 provides a self-development programme for girls (between the ages of 14 years and 17 years) who are potentially at risk or who are survivors of child sexual exploitation and child trafficking. FREEDOM 2 champions and empowers girls who are vulnerable to being exploited, such as those in the care system, to have the strength to use their voice and begin to discover how to reach their potential through a series of sessions (8 weeks) focusing on topics such as their self-worth, healthy relationships and goals for the future.

FREEDOM 2 also offer bespoke 1 hour 30 minutes workshops for girls using the creative arts to raise self esteem (aged between 14 years and 17 years).

For more information please email mel.manning@freedom2.org.uk

FREEDOM 2 offers training to schools and other relevant organisations on child sexual exploitation and child trafficking.

1 hour 30 minutes training for schools - INSET training/Staff meetings

Training will equip staff to recognise potential signs of child sexual exploitation and child trafficking, how early trauma and attachment difficulties may impact girls within the school setting, how to promote healthy self-esteem and relevant signposting.

For more information and pricing, please contact mel.manning@freedom2.org.uk