Southwark faith groups share concern about Universal Credit

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If you are a faith leader and are concerned about the impact of Universal Credit on some of the poorest members of your local community, then we urge you to join with other faith leaders and sign a letter to local politicians expressing our support for them in challenging the structure of the new benefits system.


Being effective: Safeguarding children and families from the practice of FGM

featured-image-indexSouthwark Council are putting on an event for Churches to increase their awareness of responsibilities towards safeguarding for families and children especially with relation to FGM.

Audience: Designated persons/ leads; PSHE leads in schools; professionals and frontline staff across services including health, social care and the council, and faith group leaders

Date and time: 27th April 2017 at 1.30pm -4.00pm

Venue: Rotherhithe Primary School, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 2PL

Course information: This event will inform colleagues’ knowledge and understanding of FGM as well as share good practice in terms of strategies

Course outcomes:
• Develop an understanding of the beliefs and ideas influencing the practice of FGM
• Hear from survivors and a holistic approach to the care of women
• Explore ways of talking to children about FGM
• Share good practice across the different sectors
• Develop a joined up approach

To register onto the event please contact:

Dr Kevin Dykes
Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention Co-ordinator

For more information on the topic visit

Picture by of UNFPA/Sheila Mckinnon