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Guest 15 – Mathew MacVarish

Mathew shares his amazing story with Chris and Beverley which includes his own experience of Sexual Abuse. Together with the amazing challenges he has overcome by walking across Europe to get legislation and law changed! He speaks frankly and also shares his amazing work with The Brave Movement which is a world wide Survivor movement. […]



Yehudis grew up in London as part of the Charedi (Ultra-orthodox) Jewish community. When she disclosed her experiences of sexual abuse by a family friend, she and her family were punished and faced ostracisation. In 2011, Yehudis set up a charity supporting other Jewish victims of sexual abuse across the UK, providing them with information […]


Are you afraid of the conversation?

This month;s question is "Are you afraid of the conversation?" where Chris and Beverley will be looking at this question and sharing their insights and also Lived Experiences. "Have You Got 5 Minutes? is an opportunity to answer your questions. If you have a question you would like discussed pleased email: Listen below:


Guest 12: Sibling Abuse with Dr Elly Hanson and Kath

Sibling Abuse is a conversation that does not take place easily and when it is Sibling Sexual Abuse it's a Big Taboo. Dr Elly Hanson who is currently researching and completing a report on behalf of sexual abuse support charities joins Chris and Beverley to open this conversation. Also, joined by Kath who shared her […]


Special Guest: Curtis Powell

Curtis is an Advanced Practitioner, Independent Social Worker, PhD candidate and placement Supervisor and he shares his insights into his world of Social work with Chris and Beverley. He is passionate, honest, and direct about his approach and thoughts. As a host of The Social Work Race Podcast he is a very interesting speaker. […]


Della’s Law

Using her own Lived Experience, Della campaigns to ensure convicted sex offenders cannot slip through the net changing their name and giving themselves new identities. She was abused at 6years old by a known perpetrator (who went on to change his name 5 times). As an ambassador for the Safeguarding Alliance, an author and avid […]


Episode 46 – Under The Spotlight

Chris and Beverley put themselves Under The Spotlight, by asking each other questions about their own experiences and opinions. Answering from the heart, in this authentic, uncut episode, if you have any questions you would like answered please email: Listen below:


Guest 9 – Fatima Whitbread Award Interview

Following Fatuma Whitbread's acceptance on BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, of the Helen Rollason award. Recognizing her outstanding achievement in the face of adversity, Fatima returns to share with Chris & Beverley her passion and message in raising awareness of Fatuma's UK Campaign to make change happen and what the award meant to her. […]


Episode 45 – Is It Peer to Peer Larking About or Abuse

There are some definitions of abuse that have been and continue, to be defined as "Larking about" or "just a joke" however how does it feel to be on the receiving end? Chris and Beverley discuss this topic sharing their views from their own Lived Experience and Professional Perspective. We would love to hear your […]


Episode 44 – Exam Results Education

The stress of taking Exams, let alone waiting for the results can be exciting for some and for others overwhelming. Chris and Beverley share their own views about the impact of the stress together with their own Lived Experience and professional perspective. If you would like us to cover a topic or you have a […]