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
This year we have been supported massively by the Tudor Trust, and back in June I attended a stimulating day devoted to complex social challenges that was hosted by the Tudor Trust and led by Toby Lowe from Northumbria University. The main premise of the day is in essence very simple and obvious: complex social … Continue reading Dealing with complex social challenges
The way we work and relate to each other as members of the FACES team has become very natural! Addressing the horrors of sexual exploitation and challenging preconceptions based on racial and religious stereotypes and deeply established patterns of behaviour and thinking, while seeking to honour each other as deeply faithful Muslims and Christians is … Continue reading Interfaith without compromise
“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.
I recently wrote in response to the Quilliam Foundation’s report on CSE. I asserted then, as I continue to do so, that to racialise both victims and perpetrators of CSE is damaging and exposes all our children and young people to harm. I mentioned an encounter I had with a young, Pakistani Muslim woman - … Continue reading “Invitation to Brave Space” – Let’s talk about racism
This week, the Times published an article which documented the story of Shamima Begum, one of the three 15-year-old girls from Britain who travelled together to Syria around 4 years ago. The journalist, Anthony Loyd, had traced Shamima to a refugee camp in Syria. Heavily pregnant at the time of the interview, the now 19-year-old … Continue reading Shamima Begum: Children, Grooming and Consent