23 January 2020
London Youth has received funding from DCMS and National Lottery Community Fund to champion the importance of good safeguarding and locally available sources of advice and support.
Through the funding, we will directly train and support youth workers, volunteers and trustees operating in grassroots community youth organisations across the capital. We will also share materials with a wide cohort of organisations, through webinars and local peer safeguarding support groups.
This is part of our existing capacity-building work and will ensure safeguarding is at the heart of youth work. We will start delivery of this work from early February 2020.
More information regarding this project will be released on our website in due course.
We are pleased to receive this funding which will enable us to build on our existing capacity-building work for community youth organisations in London. In particular we want to ensure that those in outer London boroughs, without access to regular support, are equipped to deal with safeguarding concerns. Safeguarding is a vital part of good youth work and we will work directly with youth workers, volunteers and trustees operating in community youth organisations to ensure it is embedded in the work that they deliver. ”
– Head of Membership, Terry Boyce
It is absolutely right that charities have access to the best advice and guidance for dealing with any safeguarding concerns. Charities must be safe spaces for everyone – be that those who use their important services, volunteers or employees. I am pleased to launch this new digital portal to share best practice across the country. ”
– Minister for Civil Society, Baroness Barran