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Source By: Wick Award

Wick Singers
A new community choir for Christmas 

Led by award winning choral conductor Hannah Brine

Love to sing? We would like to invite you to join our new friendly choir for all - Wick Singers. 

Sessions will be at the Trowbridge Centre, (Hackney Wick, E9 5LD) on Fridays from 4-5pm

17th November
24th November
1st December
8th December

There will be an informal performance on the 8th December for family and friends.
The sessions are free and there are no auditions. Previous experience is not necessary!

Managing Your Money Workshop

With real incomes falling and personal debt at a record high, there has never been a better time to improve your personal financial skills. 

When: 15 November 2017

Time: 12.30-2,30pm

Where:Princess May Primary School, Princess May Road, London N16 8Df 

What will the session cover? To book your place call: 020 7249 5748 or 07863 234832 or email: • Know what you want to do with money; • Know where your money goes; • Know how to save money for your goals; • Plan your spending in advance; • Know exactly where you need to put control; * This workshop is part funded by The Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund for economically inactive and long term unemployed Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women who have the right to work in the UK.

To book your place call: 020 7249 5748 or 07863 234832 or email:

Free Self-Development Workshops from the Women's Trust

Woman`s Trust is proud to announce that we have Free Self-Development Workshops for West and East London for the months of November and December.

To see our Free workshops for women affected by Domestic Violence 
please find attached our flyers for East and West workshops.

 To reserve your place on any of these workshops,

please ring Iara or Motunrayo on

020 7034 0303

 If you are in receipt of state benefits, or have no recourse to public funds,

you may be eligible for travel expenses refunds. Please mention this at time of booking.

Availability is limited and booking is essential.



Children will not be allowed to attend the workshops


Children and Young People’s Plan 2018-21: Engagement and issues

Children and Young People’s Plan 2018-21: Engagement and issues


 The City of London’s current Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) was signed off by the Children’s Executive Board on 26th June 2015. The Plan covers the three year period from 2015-2018. The plan is owned and overseen by the Children’s Executive Board. An associated action plan has been developed to aid delivery of the Plan.


Current Position


  1. The new CYPP will be produced in the coming months. The final draft is due to be agreed at Grand Committee in April 2018.


  1. We want the City to be the best place it can be for children to grow up, and the CYPP will be the overarching strategy that outlines how we will achieve this aim. We want to explore what more is required and what needs improving/changing from the perspective of our stakeholders.


  1. Consultation with CYP in the city has begun, the issue that have emerged are outlined below:


Youth Clubs

What they don’t like about living in the City:

  • Too much Traffic
  • Can’t play football late
  • Don’t listen to young people (e.g. requests for more football pitches ignored)


What they would change about the City:

  • More outdoor play space- football pitches, outdoor gyms
  • Better youth facilities- improve Greenbox.
  • Better street and estate lighting
  • Cheaper gym/ swimming pool membership



What are the main issues you face as a looked after young person/ care leaver?

  • Status
  • Having enough money
  • Benefits system
  • Health
  • Education
  • Learning English


What do you think would improve things for you?

  • Status: getting passport and papers – need help from City of London
  • Having enough money: to be able to do different things, to get what I need
  • Benefits system:  understanding how it works, having it explained. Understanding changes and ‘the cuts’
  • Health: to get answers to questions worrying me. To understand what the impact of health issues will be on my future
  • Education: being able to go to college/university
  • Learning English: having more lessons


Sir John Cass

Like about going to school in City

  • Connections with City Corporation- visits with police, events and workshops at Guildhall, Lord Mayor show, Concerts
  • The museums and attractions
  • History and historic buildings


Don’t like about going to school in City

  • Not enough green space and playgrounds
  • Pollution
  • Fear of terrorist attack
  • Too many cars
  • Too much building work



  1. Child Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)


The CHNA reviews recent evidence, policies and guidance that inform the provision of services for children and young people in the City of London. Information on some key health issues are outlined below. 



The City of London has a high rate of air pollution-attributable mortality at 8.4% of deaths. This is both higher than the London average of 6.7% and many of our nearby boroughs.



Figure 20: Fraction of mortality (in those aged 30 and over) attributable to particulate air pollution, 2013


According to the NCMP data, in 2013/14- 2015/16, 13.3% of Reception pupils and 28% of Year 6 pupils in the City were obese.  These are both higher than the London average (however the City’s small figures mean a small change in number can produce a large change in percentage and can be misleading).



2010/11 to 2012/13

2011/12 to 2013/14

2012/13 to 2014/15

2013/14 to 2015/16














% excess weight in Reception children








Raising Adult Safeguarding Awareness

Raising Adult Safeguarding Awareness

Residents and Community Groups in City and Hackney –

Expression of Interest

Principle 1   We want to raise awareness of adult safeguarding and learn from our experience

Principle 2   We want to promote a Fair and Open Culture

Principle 3:   We want to improve the competency of all those involved in adult safeguarding activities”

Principle 4:   We will understand how effective adult safeguarding is across the communities we work with”


Protect from abuse, Respect and  Dignity,

The City and Hackney Safeguarding Adult Board (CHSAB) is committed to increasing safeguarding awareness amongst residents and frontline community groups.


Neighbours, service users, carers, the faith sector and frontline organisations play a key role in raising awareness around adult safeguarding. The CHSAB has a pool of trained safeguarding champions that are on standby to deliver an introduction session for up to 90 minutes in a community setting.

 The safeguarding champions can deliver awareness sessions during the day, in the evenings or on Saturday.

 The awareness sessions will;

         i.            cover key safeguarding areas

       ii.            types of abuse

      iii.            the 6 principles of the Care Act 2014

    iv.            provide an insight in to who is affected

      v.            help people to develop an understanding of how to identify the signs of abuse

    vi.            know how to protect residents and users

   vii.            Highlight who to contact to make the right referrals in time to make a difference.


Participants will have an opportunity to ask key questions about safeguarding.

Everyone is welcome to attend the raising awareness training. CHSAB is keen to hear from micro and small groups affected by poverty and inequality. We encourage organisations that support the following service users and residents that are affected by poverty inequality and disadvantage to take part in our raising Safeguarding awareness session;  older people, Asian, African & Caribbean communities and refugee communities are in need.  We are keen to work with frontline micro, small and the faith sector.

 Please email your request to

You are welcome to contact 02079231962 Text 07534 028 144


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