We have produced a new report Safeguarding in Public Spaces which has captured the experiences and views of young people on their own safety in public spaces. The research was conducted in four shopping centres in London, using young people as Peer Advisers to inform the research, as well as staff and senior management within these settings.
To read the full report please click here.
To read the executive summary please click here.
To read the Safeguarding in Public Spaces Toolkit for professionals please click here.
Please take a look at our Safeguarding in Public Spaces video.
Take a look at photos from our launch event at the House of Commons. You can also view a vlog from the launch on unsafe safe places featuring interviews with our Chair Bruce, Chief Executive Claire and our Peer Advisors.
Pan-London Housing Reciprocal
We manage the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal, an agreement between local authorities and registered housing providers, which prevents those fleeing violence or abuse from becoming homeless.
The agreement allows those fleeing violence or abuse to move to a safe area of London without losing their social tenancy. Properties in safe areas are offered or requested, and our role is to centrally manage this and make sure that moves happen smoothly.
Find out more about the Pan-London Housing Reciprocal here, including how to make a referral.
London VAWG & Housing Operational and Strategic Groups
In 2017 the London VAWG & Housing Operational and Strategic Groups were established to promote access to safe and settled housing for those who need to move as a result of VAWG, through cross-sector and cross-organisational collaboration.
Domestic violence needs assessment
Last year we released a comprehensive piece of analysis, finding out what pathways there are for survivors of domestic violence in each borough of London. We looked at the barriers to accessing support, with housing being particularly prevalent.
We also produced detailed directories of services in London – from advocacy to advice, health, specialist services for under-represented groups, and housing pathways.
Read our findings, download the directories, and find out more about the project here.