About Engage London

For more information, please contact Tracey Bignall


The Race Equality Foundation, in collaboration with Partnership for Young London and Children England, are working with London Councils to support the children, young people and families (CYP & F) voluntary and community sector across the region.

The project will offer an enhanced range of support services to local and regional organisations, including:

The programme of work is based on feedback and needs highlighted through our current partnerships.  We aim pursue a collaborative approach to delivery with both new and existing partners, including Voluntary Action Islington, Hackney CVS and Croydon CVA, and see it as absolutely vital that we don’t duplicate existing provision. There will be a project steering group who will oversee all delivery and we will be working to ensure that the programme produces tangible benefits for the children, young people and their families across London.

Vision and ethos

  • Vision – enhancing the lives of children, young people and their families in London
  • Ethos – supporting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Programme Delivery Areas
Partnership and collaboration

  • Resources and web based materials on collaboration
  • Action learning sets and training for groups on collaboration


  • Regional and local events supporting voluntary sector engagement with the London Safeguarding Board and also Local Safeguarding Boards
  • Dissemination of Safe Network materials and standards across the region
  • Safe Network Champions development programme

New Business Models

  • Training and resources on areas such as TUPE, Public Law, units costs,personalisation, health reforms, payments by results in line with needs
  • Bespoke tendering master classes linked to commissioning intentions


  • The establishment of a Regional CYP & F voluntary and community sector network
  • Regional specialist networks and resources on engaging with health and schools
  • Supporting local networks and effective representation
  • Briefings on effective engagement and representation

Leadership and management

  • Resources and training (online and coaching groups)
  • Master classes and seminars
  • Young people’s leadership training
  • Governance materials

Capacity Building around equalities