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Children spend lots of time online playing games. Can we keep them safe?

Online gaming For many children growing up today, screen time is a normal part of their week, or even part of their daily activities. Whether played through a smartphone, PC, dedicated console or other device, people in the UK spend more time gaming than anywhere else in the world. 13% of children aged 8-11 and … Continue reading Children spend lots of time online playing games. Can we keep them safe?

FACES in Luton: Creating a constructive approach to challenging Child Sexual Exploitation in all its forms

Recently  my friend and colleague Rehana Faisal in a post ‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’ strongly critiqued the approach taken by Qulliam Foundation’s report “Group-Based Child Sexual Exploitation: Dissecting “Grooming Gangs”, and especially the recent attempts at defence of that report by the organisation’s chair, Maajid Nawaz. She joins a growing number who take … Continue reading FACES in Luton: Creating a constructive approach to challenging Child Sexual Exploitation in all its forms

Luton Mosque raises money to tackle child sexual exploitation

Local UK Islamic Mission mosque, Madina Masjid, recently welcomed FACES member Sujel Miah to talk about our work addressing child sexual exploitation in Luton. Sujel represents Luton Council of Mosques on the FACES working group and has been instrumental in supporting our engagement work and conferences. He spoke at both jummah congregations at Madina Masjid, the … Continue reading Luton Mosque raises money to tackle child sexual exploitation

‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’

Maajid Nawaz, self-styled Islamic ‘reformer’ and Founder of the Quilliam Foundation recently tweeted: ...Yet more ‘grooming gang’ (racially aggravated gang rape) convictions. Once again, all convicted are of my own heritage: British Pakistani Muslim. And there are more to come. Enough with the denial. Name it. Shame it. Protect the children. This tweet is the … Continue reading ‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’

#FACEit Update

Over 100 people attended our #FACEit Conference on 15th March and we would like to thank everybody who was involved. Members from local faith groups, businesses, the Council, Police, Schools, as well as charities such as the Children’s Society and Barnardos, were represented. BBC Three Counties Radio covered the event and described it as a, … Continue reading #FACEit Update