In our first series of interviews, VAC’s Safeguarding Lead talks to Leethen Bartholomew, Head of The National FGM Centre, about the rise in Domestic Violence and child neglect cases, emerging stories of faith groups promoting and selling Covid-19 protection and miracle cures and the recent data that black, asian and ethnic minorities are being dis proportionally effected by Covid-19.
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. Camden is also home to some of the most socially deprived communities in the United Kingdom with health inequalities in the borough […]
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 for the Guide to Developing a CP Policy within all Services and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) If safeguarding children […]
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 […]
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 […]
The mental health project was established in 2007 and ended in 2017. Read a summary of the work of the team below Our aims are: to support staff and organisations in Camden to promote mental well-being and prevent mental ill-health to raise awareness of mental health and challenge stigma and misunderstanding; and to improve the range […]