Camden is one of the most vibrant and diverse areas of London with world renowned markets, tourist attractions, popular culture as well as a hospitable and welcoming environment on the gateway to Europe. However it is also home to some of the most socially deprived communities in the United Kingdom with health inequalities in the […]
For the past 8 years I have been delivering training sessions on ‘Safeguarding Children’ and ‘Harmful Practices’ to BAMER community, faith groups and supplementary schools in Camden. These sessions are delivered as part of the Community Partnership Project, funded by Camden Council’s Children Safeguarding Board. The project has been running since 2007 to address issues […]
We have produced a child safeguarding information pack for voluntary and community organisations with useful advice, tips and contact information to help groups in their work to keep children safe and well. Click on the link to download our “Safeguarding Children Information Pack 2017″ and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) If safeguarding children is a part of your […]
Voluntary Action Camden supports volunteer Mental Health Champions to engage with Camden-based BMER and faith communities.
Olivia Vincenti, Head of Service for the Partnerships and Commissioning Team (Camden Council Children Schools and Families Directorate (CSF), has worked for Camden Council’s Children’s Services since 2003 and views VAC and the local voluntary sector as a long time key partner and provider of children’s services. Here, Olivia talks to VAC in depth about […]
This report outlines the needs of Camden’s black and minority ethnic communities utilising local data sources, and information which the Community Development Service has identified during the last 16 months of its operation. The report in divided into 3 sections: Data, Analysis and Recommendations. Download a PDF copy of the report. Contact and Further Information […]
Dilware Rashid, Home School Link Worker, talks to VAC about working with Bengali students and parents for the Home School Link Project.
In 2006 and in response to Lord Laming’s Inquiry on the Victoria Climbie serious case review, eight London Boroughs pulled resources together in partnership with the Department for Education and the Home Office, to pilot the Community Partnership Advisory Service (CPAS). Currently funded by the London Borough of Camden, the service aims to work around specific […]
The African Health Forum provides health services to the African community and African organisations and helps to raise the profile of the needs of these communities back to key policy and decision makers. Chickwaba Oduka, Trustee of the African Health Forum, talks to us about how her organsiation has benefited from VAC training on ‘Mental Health First Aid’ and a […]
Paul Larkin, from the Camden NHS Mental Health Intensive Outreach Team has been working to heighten awareness about BME groups within his team. Paul has been working closely with VAC to reach out to ‘hard-to-reach’ BME communities in Camden. Q. What is your role at the NHS trust? Camden is such an ethnically diverse borough. […]