We've had a truly exciting year, expanding our work in several ways and working with more people than ever. FACES started in 2016 as a call to action for local Christians and Muslims to work together and present a united voice against child sexual exploitation. We help build more resilient communities by raising awareness of … Continue reading Looking back at 2019 and at the year ahead
Our next Safeguarding and Prejudice training is on 18th January 2020 - book now Prejudice exists across society. Stereotypes and social norms affect how we perceive and treat other people, including children and young people. It prevents us from creating environments that are safe for disclosure, and from recognising harm and implementing appropriate responses. It … Continue reading Confronting prejudice to safeguard children better – January CPD training
At Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation, working collaboratively as Christians and Muslims is at the heart of our projects. FACES emerged from the positive interfaith and cross-community work happening in Luton; an effort of 10 local organisations including mosques, churches, Christian charities and Muslim charities. Representatives from the Luton Sunni Council of Mosques, Luton Council … Continue reading Faith-based work in practice – #InterFaithWeek
Our training projects are aimed at people from faith communities and those working with them, helping practitioners, parents and families improve their own and their organisation’s engagement around safeguarding-related issues. Throughout September we’ve delivered training to 85 people at 5 different locations across Luton. We work to create accessible, inclusive training environments that recognise nuance … Continue reading Training with FACES
As part of our Near Neighbours funded project we are running sessions across Luton for parents, guardians and people who work with children and young people to complete the NSPCC's 'Keeping children safe online' online training. This usual cost of the course is £35, and we are able to provide a limited number of places … Continue reading Online Training – Funded Places Available
“The things you talked about make such sense but I had never thought about them in this way. Excited about sharing with colleagues.” “It was uncomfortable at times but in a good way. It has given me much food for thought. Thank you FACES!” Our 2019 conference brought people from local mosques, churches, charities, community … Continue reading The Faces We Fail to See – FACES Conference
Through research, inquiries and guidance from leading charities and authorities we repeatedly learn that when it comes to safeguarding, ethnicity, gender and faith are not things that can be overlooked.