Campaign Coordinator, Sara Martinez meets Sarah Jones MP for Croydon Central

Campaign Coordinator, Sara Martinez meets Sarah Jones MP for Croydon Central

Campaign Coordinator for WAVE Trust’s national 70/30 Campaign, Sara Martínez met with local Croydon MP, Sarah Jones on Friday 15th December. Sara introduced Sarah to the campaign’s goals and aims for the New Year and received a great deal of enthusiasm and encouragement from Ms Jones.

As Chair of the knife crime APPG, Sarah took a genuine interest in the charity’s work, dedicated to reducing levels of child maltreatment and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by dealing with the roots causes at the earliest possible stage. The pair discussed the links between the work of 70/30 and the issue of knife crime. Sarah was also very interested in attending an intended hosting of the ‘Resilience’ documentary film in 2018.

Sarah became the 63rd MP to endorse the 70/30 Campaign and the 34th Labour MP.

The team look forward to engaging with Sarah once again in the New Year to discuss how they can move forward together.

Glasgow Ambassador, Martha Abbasi meets James Dornan MSP

Glasgow Ambassador, Martha Abbasi meets James Dornan MSP

So proud of our wonderful Glasgow Ambassador, Martha Jean for having had such a great meeting with Cathcart MSP, James Dornan earlier today.

Martha took the opportunity to introduce James to the 70/30 Campaign and the work we are doing to prevent child maltreatment and other Adverse Childhood Experiences across the UK. The pair also discussed the potential launch of a cross-party group for 70/30 in Scotland in 2018.

James was very supportive and enthusiastic about our work. Martha looks forward to working with James going forward to make Scotland the best place it can be for its children and their families.

The Glasgow group are growing and on a mission! Watch this space ….

Thanks for all your support James. Great work Martha! 😃 

The Gender Agenda

The Gender Agenda

When a new baby is born one the very first things we ask is

“Is it a boy or a girl?”

When we ask that question what is in our minds? Do we really want to know the biological  details of how this child will physically reproduce when it is older? I suggest not. I don’t think the question is to do with the inny-outy bits that nature has provided. I don’t think it is to do with nurture as in the early stages the food, warmth, love and attachment we offer them is much the same whether they are male or female. In my humble opinion the reason we ask that question is to do with culture:

To read more follow this link to Ali’s Blog: The Gender Agenda

Part of the series ‘Listening to Children, Helping Children Learn’ by Ali McClure Author, Education & Parenting Consultant, Teacher Trainer & Blogger.

Ali McClure, Education and Parenting: Making it Better for Boys…

and so much more!

Ali McClure

Ali McClure is an experienced Parenting and Education Consultant and mother of three children. Her inspirational training works equally well for boys and girls, however her ‘go-to’  book ‘Making it Better for Boys’ has been widely acclaimed by parents, teachers and early years practitioners. She offers training days and consultancy for schools and children’s settings and one to one parent coaching.

If you would like to know more about Ali McClure courses, to book an INSET or Parent Talk for ‘Making it Better for Boys’ or so much more please visit the website:



ENDORSEMENTS: We’ve reached our first milestone!

ENDORSEMENTS: We’ve reached our first milestone!

The 70/30 Campaign has hit its first major milestone, racking up 50 MP endorsements – and counting! Lisa Nandy MP for Wigan currently stands as our newest member at number 57, with more meetings on the horizon and plenty more politicians to persuade.

Our ever-expanding group stretches across political frontlines, containing Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs, as well as our first SNP supporter in Stewart McDonald MP for Glasgow South.

Upon giving his backing to the campaign just last week following a meeting with local Glasgow Ambassador, Martha Abbasi, Stewart McDonald MP said: “I am very pleased to be the first Scottish MP to endorse this campaign, and I would urge as many others as possible to follow – which I am sure they will.” We have high hopes too, Stewart!

For all you tweeters out there, if your MP is one of our endorsers, support 70/30 by following them on Twitter and tweeting them directly, tagging @7030Campaign and using #towards7030