Community Fund, 'Leaving no Child behind' (Theme 4) Workshop

You find below our summary of what was discussed and presented during 22nd April 2016 workshop on Theme 4 of the Croydon Council Community Fund. Information presented on the day will be available on the London Portal, under the Community Fund opportunity.

Community Fund in General: the Fund focuses on outcomes; organisations are encouraged to promote volunteering, have an Asset Based Community Development approach, advance equality and work in partnership.
Deadline is 24th May 2016.
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Organisations were encouraged to use the Croydon Observatory and Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission report to extrapolate data to support their bid. There is no break down of funds available per theme.

Leaving no Child Behind Theme: the outcomes of this theme are:

  1. Children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm and exploitation; this outcome includes promoting positive activities for young people - estate based community activity as a priority. In line with the Directorate of Children and Young People's guidance, the Council is keen in using creative and dynamic ways of engaging children and young people during weekends and evenings; funding play and youth activities and projects that make a difference in their communities; making sure that children and young people are able to access opportunities where they live. Young people who need extra support will include those becoming involved in anti social behaviour, entering the Care system, being victims of perpetrators etc but should bot be limited to them. Groups working with young people should also look at strands 2 and 3.
  2. Domestic abuse and sexual violence is prevented where possible, victims are supported and perpetrators held to account; it was suggested a range of services in the community around sexual health, preventing violence and addressing perpetrators are welcomed. The Government refreshed its strategy for 2016-20 in March this year to include preventing violence, provision of services, partnership working, pursuing perpetrators. Croydon remains on the top 3 highest in terms of volume for recorded DV crimes. Croydon has identified what can be done better:
  • Working with survivors (group work to support them getting on in life)
  • Supporting children affected by domestic abuse (material, emotional, therapeutic).
  • Educate, inform young people on health relationships
  • Address behaviour of perpetrators (quality and effectiveness are required)

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