Monthly Archives: February 2018

10 things to consider when someone discloses historic allegations


In today’s society it takes leaders to act responsibly with a very realistic view of safeguarding. Leaders need to understand that no organisation is immune to historic allegations of sexual abuse, sexual discrimination and inappropriate behaviour.

We’ve seen numerous horror … Read more

ACEVO Partnership Announcement

We are proud to announce that we recently joined ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) as a Premium Partner.


For 30 years, they have provided support, development and an inspiring, collective campaigning voice for their members across the … Read more

Sarah has been invited as an Honorary Member to the Editorial Board of the nonprofit IJBST Journal Group

Dr Sarah Carlick, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, Founder and Managing Director of The Athena Programme, England UK has kindly accepted the invitation to be an Honorary Member of the Hon’ble Editorial Board of the IJBST Journal Group. She … Read more

Safer Cultures start with effective governance arrangements

Athena_Blog_Post_Image_LINKEDIN-01In today’s landscape safeguarding is a legal component, it’s integral to service delivery and it does not discriminate whether you work directly or indirectly with children, young people and their families or adults at risk. Whether you are a small … Read more