International Women’s Month at Newman presents: Maggie Oliver in discussion about her work supporting female victims of abuse in Rochdale

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Former detective and whistle-blower, who exposed the Rochdale grooming scandal. Mother, public speaker, traveller, CBB Year of the Woman 2018, survivor, best- selling author

In celebration of International Women’s Month the Faculty of Education’s Newman Institute of Leadership in Education (NILE) Newman is delighted to host this talk by Maggie Oliver.

Best known as the ‘Detective turned whistle-blower’, who resigned from Greater Manchester Police in late 2012 in order to expose the now infamous Rochdale grooming scandal. However, she has truly managed to turn that traumatic period in her life into a positive, and her story is totally inspiring and shows that by being brave you can overcome apparently insurmountable odds to be heard and can make a difference.

Maggie herself often highlights that there is nothing special or unusual about her, and that the only difference is that she has had to overcome severe traumas in both her personal and professional life, and that these life experiences have not only taught her valuable lessons but also made her stronger.

Maggie’s relationship with the victims of child grooming continues to this day, still fighting for justice for the people of Rochdale.

This has now led to The Maggie Oliver Foundation being set up with the focus on helping survivors to ‘Transform Pain into Power’.

The Maggie Oliver Foundation is actively looking to engage with corporate sponsorship and funding to support this very much needed centre.

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