FACES is a coalition of key Muslim and Christian organisations in Luton formed to respond together to the challenge of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the community.

Peter Adams               Director, St Mary’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

The centre was set up in 2016 to develop the work of members of St Mary’s & the wider church in Luton in working for peace, justice and reconciliation in Luton and beyond.

Rehana Faisal           Lantern-Muslim Women’s Voices

Rehana is Chair of Lantern, a grassroots women’s organisation which seeks to support and amplify the voices of Muslim women and advocate for greater social, political and civic representation.

Rachel Gardner        Relationship Lead at Youthscape, Founder of Romance Academy.

Youthscape is a national youth work organisation based in Luton working for the good of young people of all faiths and none.

Zaffar Iqbal                Manager, Inspire FM radio

Inspire FM is a community radio station aimed at the local Muslim community, but heavily focussed around engagement and promotion of shared understanding between communities

Sujel Miah                 Luton Council of Mosques

Luton Council of Mosques was set up in 2002 as an umbrella organisations for a number Mosques across Luton. The council provides a platform for common working when interfacing with external organisations and improving collective standards.

Tanver Munir            Luton Sunni Council of Mosques

The Luton Sunni Council of Mosques was established in 2011 as an umbrella organization which represents a significant body of Luton’s Muslim community. Tanver is the General Secretary of Luton Central Mosque, the town’s largest mosque.

Ruth Robbs               Azalea CEO

Azalea is a charity that works with vulnerable women in Luton who have experienced or are still being affected by sexual exploitation. They run a drop-in centre for the victims to find a safe space and are supported with a wide range of services.

Dr Lucie Shuker      Director of the Youthscape Centre for Research.

Lucie’s research interests include adolescence and youth-work, children in care, and child sexual exploitation. In her previous role she was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire, where she was part of the International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking.

Tony Thompson      Pastor of Hope Church, Luton; Churches Together Executive

Churches Together seeks to bring together 150 some churches in Luton, and provides a corporate voice for the church in community and civic matters.

Sufian Sadiq              Chair of Discover Islam

Discover Islam is a registered charity set up in 2011 to present Islam in a comfortable, social environment in order to build mutual respect and understanding across the towns diverse communities. 

Sarah Stevenson-Coulshaw serves as Development Worker for FACES.

Tony Thompson and Rehana Faisal serve as co-chairs of FACES.