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
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.