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Young Harrow Foundation has been leading a number of Webinars on behalf of all the Young People Foundations and Local Webinars for Harrow. These have included:

Black Lives Matter, Let’s have that conversation…..


Transforming traditional services into Cyber Support

How do we continue to keep Young People Safe?

Hearing from Funders

Understanding Schools pressures and needs

Furlough advice and guidance

(Harrow) Hearing from NHS, Central and Local Government to understand the real situation of Covid-19 and how it is affecting us locally

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Webinar 8: Black Lives Matter, Let’s have that conversation…..

It has never been more important to come together and have an open dialogue about Culture, Heritage and identity (CHI). On the 25th May, George Floyd, a 46-year old African-American man, was murdered in broad daylight by the police in Minneapolis.

YPF’s would therefore like to explore with a panel of professionals in the field of open CHI dialogue, to support of our members in how to hold a conversation with young people.

With that in mind, we will be holding a Webinar via zoom.

Any realistic chance of tackling such deeply complex problems (such as structural racism within society) and bring about meaningful change has to begin with our deep desire to want to connect with those whose experiences may differ from our own. It is so important to be curious, to challenge our own thinking, and to be willing to step out of our comfort zones to find new ways to act towards each other with respect, kindness and understanding.

Please watch our Introduction and Summary video

Anthony Scott - qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with 17 years’ face-to-face work with young people, families, communities in both statutory and voluntary services.

Extensive experience in working with young people at risk of offending, serious youth violence, designing and delivering training which is respectful, truthful and challenging to enable professionals to understand institutional racism, unconscious bias, and how these nuances impact communities from the African and Asian diaspora and the role that generational trauma has to play in how our young people and families present to services.

Patrick Vernon OBE is a social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian. He has over twenty years’ senior leadership experience working across mental health, public health, heritage and ethnic equality and is well known in health, local government and the voluntary sector. In 2018 he kick started the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation. Patrick is currently Associate Director for Connected Communities at the Centre for Ageing Better, Equality and Diversity Adviser to Lambeth Council, Chair of Citizens Partnership for Healthcare Investigation Branch (HSIB) and Senior Associate at OLMEC.

Patrick is a Patron of ACCI a long established black mental health charity in Wolverhampton and Patron of Santé a social enterprise in Camden which supports and befriends refugees and asylum seekers across London. Patrick is Vice Chair of the Bernie Grant Trust and a board member of 38 Degrees. He received and OBE in 2012 for his work in Ethnic Equality and Health. He was awarded an honorary PhD by Wolverhampton University in 2018 for his campaigning and writing on culture, history and migration. In 2019 Patrick received the SMK Lifetime Achievement Award for campaigning

Dr Adrienne Milner

is an expert on race-ethnic inequality and Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Brunel University London. Her research focuses on racial attitudes, policy preferences, and health outcomes to examine issues such as police brutality, discrimination in the NHS, and affirmative action.

Errol Donald, Director of Mindspray

As a qualified child therapeutic wellbeing practitioner, Errol has worked extensively in community settings where he observes creative, intercultural practice with an awareness of the cognitive, emotional, and educational needs of young people. Errol is the founder and director of Mindspray, a creative practice delivering projects that meet at the intersections of art, culture, and wellbeing.

Acknowledged as a leading figure within the development of British graffiti art, Errol has since established a track record for creative leadership within education, corporate law, youth leadership, cultural heritage, and therapeutic wellbeing.

Veronica Mason

Veronica Mason (BSc, MA, PGCHE) is a Professional Youth and Community Worker (JNC Qualified) and university lecturer. She is very passionate about creating programmes of change which encourages the formation of positive self-identity and racial identity awareness. Veronica currently works for London Metropolitan University

and holds a master’s degree in Applied Anthropology, Community and Youth Work, a BSc Degree in Sociology and Psychology as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

Questions and Answers from the audience and answered by Veronica Mason, Errol Donald, Dr Adrienne Milner, Patrick Vernon OBE and Anthony Scott

Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People

This Webinar is brought to you by Public Health at Harrow Council in conjunction with Young Harrow Foundation and local charity, Bereavement Care and Support. More people than usual have suffered a bereavement over the last few months and all of us have experienced some kind of loss. Therapists from Harrow’s local charity, Bereavement Care and Support, will be delivering this webinar on how to support a child or young person who has been bereaved. They will be delivering a second webinar on how to support adults through bereavement and loss on 23rd June. The webinars will be recorded and will be available to view.

Presenting from Jonathan from Harrow Public Health, Helen and Carole from Harrow Bereavement Care and Brian from Harrow CAMHS

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Q&As from Helen and Carole from Harrow Bereavement Care and Brian from Harrow CAMHS and Elaine from Harrow Educational Psychology Service

Harrow - Understanding the Local Picture

Harrow Schools' journey towards 'a new normal' a focus on psychological wellbeing

Helping us to understand the local picture, plans and priorities from NHS, Local and Central Government.

Harrow Educational Psychology Service (45 mins)

Harrow EPS will look at psychological theory and practical approaches to inform a successful transition back to a ‘new normal’. This will emphasise the resilience of children and school staff, and the interrelationship between child wellbeing, parent wellbeing, and staff wellbeing

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Heads Up (20 mins)

Leads from charity sector organisations Heads Up (including Mind in Harrow, The Centre for ADHD and Autism Support CAAS, The WISH Centre; Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre; and Paiwand) will similarly provide insights from their work with children and families during recent weeks, along with a brief summary of their current support offer.

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Kooth (10 mins)

Kooth commissioned services offering online and text mental health support will provide insights from their work with children and families during recent weeks, and what this might mean for some children and young people returning to schools.

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Harrow Horizons (7 mins)

A commissioned services offering early intervention mental health support will provide a brief summary of their current support offer.

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Dr Rachel Tennant - Consultant in Respiratory & Acute Medicine/Clinical Director for Acute Medicine. Looking at how the hospital has reorganised services to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr Genevieve Small – GP and Chair of Clinical Commissioning Group - CCG. How health services outside of the hospital are supporting the Covid-19 response.

Questions and Answers from the audience and answered by Dr Rachel Tennant and Dr Genevieve Small

MP Gareth Thomas speaking and taking questions on an allay of subjects

Councillor Sue Anderson, Community Engagement & Accessibility Portfolio Holder and Charlie Stewart, Corporate Director Resources at Harrow Council


Rowena Jaber - Chief Executive of The WISH Centre based in Harrow. Rowena shares the work of the WISH Centre as they transition to cyber working whilst continuing to be an evidence based provision. Rowena covers a range of areas to consider including; Legal, Insurance, Risk assessment, Business continuity, Safeguarding systems, active Governance and Finance and Funding

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Rashid Iqbal - Chief Executive of The Winch based in Camden. Rashid looks at their model of working that has been in development for the last period of time, especially aroundbusiness agility in transferring services to cyber support. Some of the key areas covered include; setting out simple priorities to reduce complexity, dealing with probability to manage uncertainty, creating a shared working timeline and reducing mission drift with focus and vision.

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Sally Carr - MBE MEd MA- Operational Director of The Proud Trust based in Manchester. Sally shares the work of The Proud Trust who have been delivering some of their services through Cyber support for over 2 years, including how they have developed a structured, staged approach to work effectively through the Covid-19 crisis.

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1. Luckasz Konieczka (Director) Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre: Turning the face to face ‘traditional’ work model into full cyber support and focusing on how to keep young people safe.

Excel Digital Delivery Plan template

Kembra Healy (Quality Assurance Manager) Westminster & Kensington and Chelsea: How Local Authority safeguarding arrangements are changing at the moment and how organisations in the voluntary sector can access information on keeping children safe during this time.

Jacinta Kane (Head of Service) Corporate Parenting Children and Young People Services Harrow Council: Safeguarding children and young people during a pandemic – local authority challenges and responses.

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Gillian Ingram – (Manager) Camden Learning Centre: Looking at 3 area's 1st, An overview of young people’s online life and the possible consequences of the choices they make. 2nd How to help young people stay safe whilst online. 3rd Discussing the challenges, we face supporting young people via online services in the present situation.

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Summery of the Webinar delivered by Elly CEO of Young Ealing Foundation

James Banks (CEO) London Funders – giving an update on how funders have been collaborating over the past three weeks to jointly look at thematic areas and to update on the London Community Response Fund portal.


Erik Mesel (Senior Grants and Public Policy Manager) John Lyon's Charity and Chair of the Young People’s Thematic Area group of 30 plus funders - talking about why and what the funding available will focus on.

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Lesleyann Russell (Compliance and Risk Manager) Children in Need - Looking at the funders response to Safeguarding and how they will assess practice to ensure children and young people are protected.

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Leigh Middleton: CEO NYA (National Youth Agency): gives us an update of the work NYA have been doing, how charities can have a say and what they are doing to support government in this period of time

Webinar 5

Education: Hearing from Education about how they are currently delivering support, what the new pressures from Government are having on teachers and how the Charity Sector can support them over the coming months. This will include perspectives from primary and secondary school.

Furlough/HR/Legal Changes: Hearing from a HR consultant about Furlough, HR and Legal Changes. The Need to Knows and the Do's and Don'ts

Summery of the Webinar delivered by Phil CEO of Young Westminster Foundation

Krishna Patel, Assistant Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead at Stanburn Primary School

Wasim Butt TBAP Principal, Beachcroft AP Academy (WCC) and Latimer AP Academy (RBKC)

Q and A's Managed by Chris (Host) to Krishna and Wasim

Helen Beesly, Beesly Consulting and Q and A's Managed by Chris (Host) to Matt and Helen

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WEBINAR 6 Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Week we will be looking at trends in what we are seeing around the mental health needs of young people during the Covid 19 lockdown. Professionals will share examples of what’s working well, how they are engaging with young people in need of support and sharing practical ideas and coping mechanisms which can be used by anyone working with young people.

Summary of the Webinar delivered by Keith CEO of Young Camden Foundation

Annie Wade Smith –Youth Support and Participation Worker at The WISH Centre

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Kirsty Magahy Assistant Director (Camden and Wandsworth) at Catch 22/The Hive

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Chris Jacob – Head of Service at 42nd Street (Manchester)

Ciaran Rafferty – Funding Director at City Bridge Trust

WEBINAR 7 Street Safety and Detached Work. Keeping young people and youth workers safe and engaged

This webinar focused on what has been happening over the Covid 19 lockdown period around young people being out and about including gang and youth violence incidents. With everything indicating a spike in the coming weeks we need to consider ways of engaging with young people, ensuing detached work can take place safely and effectively and how funders can support new ideas and changes to provision.

Summary of the Webinar delivered by Gareth CEO of Young H&F Foundation

IGNITE Trust (Mike Luke, Gangs Youth Worker) and Metropolitan Police (Sgt Paul Jones)

Focus on street crime and gang related activity and looking at Police intelligence locally, experience and oversight since the start of Covid 19.

Young Brent Foundation (Deji Adeoshun)

Looking at detached and outreach youth work through the lens of informal education, youth engagement and contextual safeguarding.

Federation of Detached Youth Work (Emily Collinsbeare)

Looking at the wider picture, including the training and support needed to adapt to generic outreach services effectively and professionally

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GLA/Young Londoners Fund (Katie Myhill)

Thinking about wrap around provision, flexibility in funding and programme planning for future delivery.

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