Welcome to Children at Heart in London, our year-long programme to support London's voluntary sector in its work with children now that Engage London has finished. A new strategy and system for supporting London's civil society organisations, The Way Ahead, is being implemented but during this year of transition, City Bridge Trust is funding several infrastructure organisations to continue providing the capacity-building voluntary and community organisations across the capital need.Children England is here to provide a hub of expertise in policy and practice relating to children. There are a few key areas we already plan to offer support in, but we're also keen to hear from you what particular topics you need help with, whether that's through briefings, training events or practice-sharing.
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All policy and practice resources will be listed at the foot of this page. Events will be promoted in our training and events section.
Have an idea for another area of children's policy or practice your organisation would like help with? Let us know asap so that we can look into organising an event, briefing or practice-sharing opportunity around it. All our events and resources will be free to anyone working in the voluntary and community sector in London.
Helping the Mayor put Children at Heart in London Children England and partners at the 4in10 child poverty network are helping children and young people in London contribute to the Mayor’s consultation on his Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, running sessions to gather younger London residents’ comments on the Mayor’s proposed plans and explore their own ideas for addressing issues like poverty and health in the capital. The results of these sessions will be submitted to the consultation and also published here.