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Ann Bell @annbell123 Wales, United Kingdom

Works for AdoptionUK in Wales. Adoptive parent, adoptee. Passionate about finding ways to reverse the impact of ACEs. Tweets my own views only.

757 Following   605 Followers   2,428 Tweets

Joined Twitter 9/23/10


Looking forward to this seasonal treat. https://t.co/lDkz84iomkSo good to listen to thoughtful cross party discussion about what we need to do to stop future child sexual abuse.… https://t.co/KbdUvlDXHKMessages from Care Experienced young people to the 1st Childrens Commissioner for Wales Peter Clarke from 2003.....… https://t.co/h6Ogtb07Sw
Retweeted by Ann Bell @VoicesFromCare Fantastic film. Congratulations all involved. Strong messages about the central importance of lasti… https://t.co/gbPwkASEMSThe legacies of Waterhouse 1) the value of @childcomwales role. 2) advocacy must be able to shape events not just a… https://t.co/qxJhU5SjmoVery pleased to be able to attend this important event today. @AUKCymru @VoicesFromCare @ChildreninWales https://t.co/mj68ZCkfNV @MarkDrakeford @WelshLabour Well said.
12/11
2019
@IDickson258 @mkershaw_uk And form strong, safe relationships with them and those who parent them. @mkershaw_uk @rajamukherjee10 @Bhamchildtrust @SueAB68 @AUKCymru @nas_cymru @FasdhubScotland interesting srats I hadn't seen before!
12/4
2019
It's #GivingTuesday today, the largest online fundraising event of the year. Did you know you can effortlessly hel… https://t.co/2osAvnzuVU
Retweeted by Ann Bell @wgmin_education Well done all involved. Although PISA results don't tell the whole story it is nice to see them g… https://t.co/n8x1c4Oowi @rlstorytime @AdoptionUK @AUKCymru @AUKanita @AUKScot @nas_cymru Thanks for supporting the important work done by @AUKCymruPlease help me! @roblangleyswain has said he will shave his head live if @AdoptionUK can raise £5000 today. I know… https://t.co/fQcwfIS91x
Retweeted by Ann Bell @ddpnetwork Excellent news. Well done all involved.
12/3
2019
Oi! Politicians! Don't tell me how much tax you'll save me or bang on about getting Brexit done. This is a shame on… https://t.co/pXmPgVzxFN
Retweeted by Ann BellParents & children are invited to come along to this after school meetup on Wednesday! #Aberystwyth This is a chan… https://t.co/KE3UFgjvcY
Retweeted by Ann BellWe would really love to hear from you and tell you more about #Adopting Together and the children who can wait a lo… https://t.co/szdJA9Z6dU
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12/2
2019
We’re aware of Conservative Party Facebook adverts using edited BBC content. This is a completely unacceptable use… https://t.co/tmjPJDGOac
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11/29
2019
@Scotland_Fi @AdoptionUK Lovely to see you and share some of your birthday cake. Have a wonderful, if late, celebration. @PhilippaWillia1 Have you seen this? https://t.co/j73pIP6PCJ
11/28
2019
It's common for new adopters to feel isolated and alone. But, you're not. You're part of a large & friendly commu… https://t.co/wiAkdCso5r
Retweeted by Ann Bell @Scotland_Fi See you at the station then. @Scotland_Fi 3 trains down and one more to go. When are you arriving Banbury Station? Maybe walk over together? @Scotland_Fi Glad you made it onto the plane. See you soon.Nice one ! https://t.co/lajq26rTSw @UK_ACP Any clinical psychologists who work with adoptive children and families in Wales. Put the 3rd March 2020 i… https://t.co/f7RX6w5XK8Looking forward to spending 2 days with colleagues and trustees to review the past year and plan for the year to co… https://t.co/swrGqVnvCk
11/27
2019
https://t.co/KAcmV15Kvj there are still around 20 places at the above meeting. It would be really good to fill it.… https://t.co/hE3rFRM5u4
Retweeted by Ann Bell @KeithJTowler @lngmindfully If there is a transcript can i have a copy/ link too please ? @MarkDrakefordIt turns out that speaking without slides is actually quite a liberating experience!Parents need to “speak the unspeakable” in order to support children and help them heal. Hard for us. Harder for… https://t.co/Z9gqKEdlyR
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11/22
2019
Lunch time... survived the morning with no slides! Fortunately we have wifi and you tube available!!That moment when you turn up to deliver INSET training to 30 professionals and realise you have lost your memory st… https://t.co/AdcLFgHnhaWhat great company I have today at the UNCRC 30 year celebration #ChildrensRights #UNCRC30 #article12 https://t.co/suOkSm40Mg
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11/21
2019
@AUKCymru @FasdhubScotland @AllWalesForum Attending a very powerful launch of a new film made by FASD Cymru. Sadly… https://t.co/GdOmd1bGZk
11/20
2019
@MarkDrakeford @UKLabour @walestuc @The_TUC @jeremycorbyn @johnmcdonnellMP @WelshLabour Something to be really prou… https://t.co/Ko6ZJp7AVQAnother busy week for Welsh adoption services but greatly enriched by the amazing people that spoke at the… https://t.co/MgR2EYRFKm
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11/18
2019
Our monthly workshops support young people to learn new skills and build confidence #buildingconfidencehttps://t.co/Ke7L3Ofjb6
Retweeted by Ann BellOur Connected groups offer adopted children & young people a safe environment to get to know each other #getconnected #getinvolved
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11/17
2019
@JamesEFoster @jeremycorbyn Nice to know I am in good company then! @DrHelenRodwell Yes but the silos of practice and resulting gap between psychologist and psychiatrist currently dont feel useful either! @AnneCooke14 As someone looking in from outside, the gaping chasm between psychologist and psychiatrist has never m… https://t.co/jm2MQCWcyn
11/16
2019
I’m now positive that people who claim to have seen aliens have actually just seen baby owls. https://t.co/CAr65NG9qR
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11/15
2019
@martin_tvradio @BeatRadio1032 @BeatLunch 1st Dec is my absolute earliest limit! Anything else is indecent.Wonderful creation from one of our recent workshops #getinvolved #getconnected #weareconnected https://t.co/CwMMKRssBy
Retweeted by Ann Bell"Being mixed race and living in a white family has made no difference...we've had a great life...so I feel very pri… https://t.co/4IWVynOjKf
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11/14
2019
Many worrying messages from this report, especially 'The privatisation of child protection'. Our (@VoicesFromCare… https://t.co/WBmtSFePfA
Retweeted by Ann BellTrust a farmer from the North East to speak good sense. https://t.co/Cod7g4rAHd
11/13
2019
Hope you are ok. Lots of people worried about you. https://t.co/vYNmGixq2O @connected_cyps Looks great, love the logo! @DavidTiddy So what is needed to help them succeed?Any more adopted adults like to have your experiences included? https://t.co/SO9VEFz1e9Here is one for our @AUKCymru library. https://t.co/vYxiabLqB4If only all secure homes could be this way. https://t.co/ARhNYEvhqp"The numbers don’t lie, and the science is clear. If anyone tells you, 'This is part of a normal cycle' or 'We’ve h… https://t.co/csO6E2Q1j5
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11/12
2019
Single adoptive parents & prospective adopters... Join us on Sun 17 Nov for our next meetup! Come along to meet ne… https://t.co/jUhv38gpdy
Retweeted by Ann BellAre you interested in adopting siblings? Along with our regular #adoption service, the #AdoptingTogether service… https://t.co/WOygvr3MQo
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11/11
2019
@DrHelenRodwell @Drkatiehunt @AdoptionUK @Adoption_pcast @fosteringnet @Shona_Mu Are you going to be repeating this… https://t.co/EUb6DsxytH
11/10
2019
Love these descriptions of self care vrs fake self care. https://t.co/5iKzgkpPqBAre you an adopted child or young person 7-25? Or do you know one? #getinvolved #Connected https://t.co/g3bofTvlX0
Retweeted by Ann BellJust this - from the adoptee panel: "Listen. Don't jump to conclusions. Ask if things are OK. Don't give up on your… https://t.co/eIyqsrJYAu
Retweeted by Ann BellStanding ovation for the adopted young people at the Adoption UK Annual Conference! Spend time. Have fun. Sometim… https://t.co/O9F65JW1iq
Retweeted by Ann Bell @PhilippaWillia1 @AUKCymru @AdoptionUK @nas_cymru @AdoptionWales But only when there is sufficient support for the… https://t.co/uoL0yImoEuOne of the panel of young adopted people speaking #aukconf credited @ruthlettenAUK and groups with being the best s… https://t.co/9LidmUm8lL @martin_tvradio @AdoptionUK You will be great I’m sure. @Scotland_Fi @AdoptionUK @AUKScot @FasdhubScotland @AUKCymru Plaster boarding, dog walks and feeding a bottomless… https://t.co/Y8GMxXfCGU @AdoptionUK Seriously dedicated staff to travel across the UK through floods and rush hour traffic after a long wee… https://t.co/yVzMRTTgES @AdoptionUK Not sure about serious! Sleep deprived I thought! @AUK_Schools Up bright and early I see! Have a great day. @Steve_JKPbooks @AdoptionUK @JKPBooks Hope you have lots of copies of The Trauma and Attachment Aware Classroom! @SueAB68 @AUKCymru Just realised that’s Sues tweet from last year but just as relevant this year and for years to come! @SueAB68 And to help them we need to Connect and maintain connection ( hence the name of @AUKCymru new CYPS ) @AdoptionUK Love the chandelier!!Sending #aukconf best wishes for a really fantastic day and safe journeys home through the monsoon!
11/9
2019
@Scotland_Fi @AdoptionUK @AUKScot @FasdhubScotland Me too! My other half is in Harrogate with some of the lovely… https://t.co/sQc1Vscseq @SueAB68 Have a great time. I'll be with you in spirit ( especially in the bar!)
11/8
2019
If you grew up in an adoptive or kinship care home, make sure you fill in our survey this week. We'll use it to inf… https://t.co/x4X61WF2sC
Retweeted by Ann BellThis is excellent news and now we need to make sure it is used when needed to ensure schools do the right things to… https://t.co/CzYjXaeOHw
11/7
2019
100% on point at usual @DizzyDoodler. If only the other lovely rooms/garden hadn't been ransacked. A house needs to… https://t.co/nM7kAVG5ls
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11/4
2019
Vote today to help our film about giving adopted kids an #equalchance in school win a well deserved award! Thanks a… https://t.co/LULRF4XdM9
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10/29
2019
A stunning piece of writing. As an adoptee and an adoptive parent so much rings true for me. https://t.co/ta3xmkhMNu @SarahBa19844848 Listen to us when we talked about his fragile mental health and finally started him on the ALN pat… https://t.co/NA6qZuMe7g @SarahBa19844848 Work to build a strong relationship with my son as a priority and then value and protect that rela… https://t.co/AHSKIc3y0J
10/28
2019
We want to change the law in Wales to give children the same legal protection from physical punishment as adults. T… https://t.co/XpS8tFt9I5
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10/26
2019
Struggled with adoption leave & pay? Govt consultation on parental leave & pay closes Nov 29. AUK wants more child-… https://t.co/m16hQR4qFQ
Retweeted by Ann BellCompletely agree @childcomwales @ToniaAntoniazzi https://t.co/TrN0sHe4Se @AskMrBowers @ThriveApproach @nationaledshow @adoptionukcymru good to see the Thrive stand today ( I think my son m… https://t.co/O9kaLkZ63bLive Now: Life Skills in the Curriculum Committee live from the Senedd Chamber! https://t.co/OJitTiIYMd
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10/25
2019
The Family Place to host ‘Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics’ workshop, Birmingham, March 2020 https://t.co/jvgTpdkxFG
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10/23
2019
Our @AdoptionUK education policy adviser has written a new book aimed at teachers to help improve the life-chances… https://t.co/6TIFpPd4Sx
Retweeted by Ann BellThese new monthly groups aim to improve children and young peoples’ self-confidence, build self-esteem and reduce t… https://t.co/Tkb5VGixKg
Retweeted by Ann Bell @ClaireH30486961 Here's Loathesome' walk of shame as it really was https://t.co/YdhSXS3uB5
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10/21
2019
A bilingual adoption agency, @BarnardosCymru is committed to diversity and equality within the service and encourag… https://t.co/IfvGhFUWcx
Retweeted by Ann Bell @adeleparks Yes Pathological Demand Avoidance.
10/19
2019
Tony Blair: This deal doesn’t end the Brexit saga, which will define our country for generations. You don’t take a… https://t.co/7r0HxNbgge
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10/18
2019
Mae'n Wythnos Cenhedlaethol Mabwysiadu. Helpwch ni i ledaenu'r neges, a cael mwy o fabwysiadwyr ar gyfer ei plant.… https://t.co/A8zo27s6FO
Retweeted by Ann BellDelivering training for @CSCJES @AUKCymru today. Lots of teaching assistants in the group today. Often the ones who… https://t.co/FJIRscQ0nmWant to know more about the adoption process? From approval to adoption order, our CEO @SueAB68 takes you through i… https://t.co/Nq48LZC3qP
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10/17
2019
This #NationalAdoptionWeek #NAW2019 we want to hear from adult #adoptees (aged 16+) about your experiences of educa… https://t.co/zoYFVXlwAm
Retweeted by Ann BellThinking of adopting? Don’t go it alone, our community is here to support you. @AdoptionUK membership provides expe… https://t.co/xZAnvSiIRL
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10/15
2019

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