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Summer programme for parents and carers

Events are taking place throughout the summer of 2022 aimed at parents and carers

Our parental support team are offering free evening webinar sessions over the summer months for parents and carers living within Islington and Camden. Many of the events are free, online Zoom webinars - attendees will need to book via EventBrite, and the Zoom link will be sent directly to your email address on the day of your training. 

Please pass them onto your family, neighbours and friends. 

Events taking place

Information event for Cally parents and carers

Copenhagen Youth Project are hosting an information morning to share tips, guidance, and support while building on your strengths on the partnership offer young people during the summer months and beyond. You will hear from Islington council, Wipers, CAMHS, Police and community groups our Islington parent champions.

  • Come and meet other local parents and find out about the fantastic opportunities for children and young people to have fun this summer
  • Hear tips from professionals on keeping young people safe in the community
  • Discussion on mental health and well-being for children and parents
  • Relax with a mindfulness session
  • Light refreshments provided

Date: Thursday 30 June

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: 172 Copenhagen Street. London. N1 0ST

This event is open to any and all, and there is no need to book

Helping parents and carers in Andover

Curtis Ashton, Director of Young Islington and Sadia Ali, CEO of Minority Matters will be   hosting an information morning at Andover Community Centre. We will be sharing tips, guidance, and support while building on your strengths as parents with information on the partnership offer for young people during the summer months and beyond. You will hear from Islington council, CAMHS, Police, community groups and our Islington parent champions.

  • Come and meet other local parents and find out about the fantastic opportunities for children and young people to have fun this summer
  • Hear tips from professionals on keeping young people safe in the community
  • Discussion on mental health and well-being for children and parents
  • Relax with a mindfulness session
  • Light refreshments provided

Date: Thursday 14 July

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: 55 Corker Walk, Andover Estate, N7 7RY

This free event is open to any and all, and there is no need to book

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Catherine Briody, Head of VAWG and Youth Safety Commissioning and Denise Marshall Vice Chair of VRU Parent Champion will be hosting an information morning at St Luke’s   Community Centre. We will be sharing tips, guidance, and support while building on your strengths as parents with information on the partnership offer for young people during the summer months and beyond. You will hear from Islington council, CAMHS, Police, community groups and our Islington parent champions.

  • Come and meet other local parents and find out about the fantastic opportunities for children and young people to have fun this summer
  • Hear tips from professionals on keeping young people safe in the community
  • Discussion on mental health and well-being for children and parents
  • Relax with a mindfulness session
  • Light refreshments provided

Date: Tuesday 19 July

Time: 10am - 1pm

 Location:  St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ

This free event is open to any and all, and there is no need to book

 

Hillrise

Sheri Lawal, CEO of Choices CIC, Jessica Plumber, Founder of The Shaquan Sammy Plumber Foundation and a VRU Parent Champion, will be hosting an information afternoon at Caxton House. We will be sharing tips, guidance, and support while building on your strengths as parents with information on the partnership offer for young people during the summer months and beyond. You will hear from Islington council, CAMHS, Wipers, Police, community groups and our Islington parent champions. Come and meet other local parents and find out about the fantastic opportunities for children and young people to have fun this summer

  • Hear tips from professionals on keeping young people safe in the community
  • Discussion on mental health and well-being for children and parents
  • Relax with a mindfulness session
  • Light refreshments provided

Date: Thursday 21 July

Time: 12noon – 3pm

Location: Caxton House 129 St John's Way, N19 3RQ

This free event is open to any and all, and there is no need to book

Reducing the risk of child exploitation

Knowing the signs of any form of grooming which can lead to any form of child exploitation, whether sexual (CSE), drug distribution, criminal activities the webinar will help give a voice to children. A child is unlikely to know they are being groomed or exploited and might not speak out. Any child can be groomed into exploitation, though some children may be more at risk. 

This two hour workshop will equip parents with the relevant ways to identify, safeguard and give tips, trends and insights to help reduce the risk of their young people being groomed.

Date: Thursday 30 June

Time: 6 - 8pm

Location: online

Book now

 

Mental Health awareness and how parents and carers can support young people

This free, online training session will help parents and carers think about how they can support good mental health in adolescents.

  • Indictors that your child may be struggling and how to distinguish this from the normal ups and downs of adolescence.
  • Supporting a young person who is finding life a challenge – being there for them.
  • Where to look for help.

The session will be led by Dr Julia Jenkins.

Date: Tuesday 5 July

Time: 6 - 7pm

Location: Online

Book now

 

Diversion workshops

These workshops will help parents learn how to be more aware of the difficulties and dangers their children face, and learn some tools and techniques to help young people stay out of risk, trouble and cope with the difficulties they encounter. Each session takes two hours and is a dynamic and interactive workshop facilitated by Marcel Campbell who has a wealth of experience of working with young people across the boroughs of Islington and Camden.

Topics will include:

  • Peer groups and gang culture
  • Grooming and exploitation/county lines
  • Social media and music 
  • Empowerment

Dates: Thursday 14 July, Tuesday 19 July (this is a two-part workshop, so please do book onto both sessionsTime: 6 - 8pm (both sessions)

Location: online

Book now 

 

A series of webinars around teen dating abuse and what parents and carers need to know

  • Thursday 28 July, 6 – 8pm
  • Thursday 4 August, 6 – 8pm
  • Thursday 11 August, 6 – 8pm
EventBrite links will follow. 
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