My name is Teresa Cooper and author of ‘Pin Down / Trust No One’, published by Orion.
I was brought up in local authority care for almost eighteen years of which most wasn’t a good experience. I started no2abuse to cover news and blogs on my book and Kendall House but I soon came to realise there was a huge gap in the public domain and a serious lack of news and resources. From personal experience on exposing the Kendall House abuse scandal and forced drugging I know too well how hard it is to expose abuse and even harder to expose it publicly in order to make positive changes.
I changed no2abuse around so it would cover the stories that are left unsaid and will cover those already out there. There are many aspects to family and children including the injustice’s and subjects that are left uncovered such as health related problems related to abuse and how it affects survivors and families in different ways.
There is no right or wrong way to survive our experiences and no2abuse does understand those experiences and that is why articles written will be covered by survivors, careleavers and professionals who work hard to help towards changes and to get important stories out there but putting it in one place where it is easy to find and use as a much needed resource.
The more survivors, care leavers and professionals submit articles, stories, responses and their opinions the more successful no2abuse will be for you and for us.
My blogs are in the blogs section now and you can read my thoughts and a little about my personal life there. I will start doing regular blogs from Monday 15th April 2013
I can also be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Teresacooper
All posts on the site can be responded to at the end of each post however they do not go live on the site until they have been approved
Web site: http://www.no2abuse.com
Location : Essex
Interests : Writing, rescuing wild animals, being a mum, my thirteen cats & two dogs
Occupation: Teresa Cooper - Author & Media Sales Exec
Total posts: 176
Kendall House Campaigner & Author Teresa Cooper Officially Acknowledged & Credited By Review Panel
Dr Sue Proctor and Ray Galloway Credit Teresa Cooper For Her Thirty Year Battle That Brought About The Kendall House Review, Reports And Justice.
How To Bury Bad Child Abuse News - Ask The Experts.. The Church Of England. Kendall House, Gravesend
Another cover-up and meaningless apology for Kendall House Abuse
Independent Kendall House Reunion To Be Announced 2017. Organised by Ex Kendall House Residents
Totally Independent of the Church of England and all ex Kendall House residents can participate. Updated
Kendall House Report. Addendum To Main Report. Download
Harrowing Kendall House addendum report released by the Church of England at Christmas. Say No2abuse
- ‘Up to 40 Staff’ Abused Children in Scotland - Kerelaw Residential Unit in Stevenson
- To social services it seems all publicity is bad publicity
To social services it seems all publicity is bad publicity - Guardian News
- Social services are under the spotlight once again in the wake of the Shannon Matthews case.
Schoolgirl Shannon's mother Karen Matthews has been convicted of kidnapping and falsely imprisoning her daughter.
- Reforms have been imposed at the expense of protecting children
The overhaul of children's services that followed the Victoria Climbié case made child protection work even harder, says Liz Davies
- David Cullen: Call for better handling and monitoring of paedophiles
An inquiry has been launched into how an Oxfordshire paedophile jailed for preying on young boys was allowed to offend again.