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 areas of harm to children stemming from traditional practices, abuses linked to faith and violence associated with cultural beliefs. The CPAS has over the past 12 months successfully delivered workshops and training courses on issues such as Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage and Honour Based violence.
The CPA Service in LB Camden is established with Voluntary Action Camden and its aims and objectives include:
- Ensuring that Camden’s diverse communities know about UK laws on child safeguarding, reporting procedure on child protection concerns and where to get professional help and advice.
- Improve collaborative mechanisms for keeping Camden’s children safe, by gathering and sharing information and continuing improvement in practice between statutory bodies, local community organisations and faith communities.
- Empower BAMER community/faith organisations, supplementary and weekend schools in their quest of bringing changes related to harmful practices.
- Bridge any gaps in communication that may exist between statutory services and communities it serves.
CPA Training Programme
Offering a comprehensive range of introductory, advanced and customised safeguarding training courses, the project aims to embed safeguarding culture within the fabric of service delivery. Click on the flyers below to find out ore about our range of courses.
For the latest training sessions please take a look at our training calendar.
Camden Safeguarding Children Partnership: for information on safeguarding training and child protection from Camden Council please visit their website.
Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi | Community Partnership Advisor
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org