Sufian Sadiq Tony Thompson FACES
faces luton christian muslim partnership

In response to national reports of abuse and a heightened awareness of child sexual exploitation (“grooming gangs”), local Muslim and Christian faith and community figures came together to form FACES in 2016.

We saw the harm caused by a racialised and stereotypical reporting of abuse. The perpetuation of racist narratives can harm survivors, create risk to others and damage community cohesion.

With the support of several small grants including from Allder Trust, Near Neighbours and Westhill Foundation, we created awareness training and delivered this to hundreds of people in and outside of Luton.

We became a registered charity in 2021. With multi-year grants from Tudor Trust, we’ve developed CPD courses in broad safeguarding areas from Identity and Inclusion, to Working with Refugees and Relationships and Sex Education.

We work with young people in group settings at schools, alternative provisions, faith groups and holiday clubs.


We honour what our faiths, perspectives, and experiences bring to our work, and reflect this in our planning and delivery of services.


Safeguarding should be preventative, responsive, and support overall wellbeing. We tackle victim-blaming, prejudice and ideas around choice and coercion.


We work towards every child having a safe, meaningful and just childhood, that is free from abuse, discrimination and inequity.


We address assumptions around ethnicity, religion and gender and their role in abuse, challenging bias and promoting cohesion.

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We're based in Luton, Bedfordshire


Funders and other supporters
  • Tudor Trust
  • Westhill Endowment Fund
  • Near Neighbours
  • Gale Family Trust
  • Luton Youth Fund
  • Allder Trust
  • Suffatul Islam
  • City Life Church Luton
  • Luton Central Mosque
  • Bartham Group
  • Venue Central
  • Liberty Law Solicitors
  • UK Islamic Mission
faiths against child sexual exploitation
A Christian and Muslim collaboration
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Registered charity number: 1188740 (England and Wales)
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