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For professionals who work with or who have regular contact with children and young people.

Thursday 20th September 2018
Monday 19th November 2018
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Friday 29th March 2019
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Items for discussion include:
  • Engagement on Lewisham's Children and Young People's Plan.

Youth First, the employee and youth owned and run mutual to deliver youth provision in Lewisham, announced earlier this month an invitation to submit an application to tender for one of ten contracts for youth service provision.

The second Young people’s funding pot is open to applications from young people.

Following the completion of the tender process for children's centres, Pre-school Learning Alliance has been allocated the contract in partnership with Clyde Nursery School, with Beecroft Garden School and other partners to deliver services across the borough. 

Lewisham Council is launching its new Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and early help on 31 January 2017.


What is different?


Lewisham Council’s new Early Help strategy goes live in January, following a major consultation with a broad range of organisations.

One in five of Lewisham's children are overweight or obese at the start of school and two in five are obese or over weight by the start of secondary school.

On 19 October Kayla Sh'ay was elected the new Young Mayor of Lewisham. Tekisha Henry, another candidate followed as the newly elected Deputy Young Mayor.

Destiny Chapman and Riley Jhanji have been appointed members of the UK Youth Parliament representing the borough of Lewisham.

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) has launched a new toolkit for schools and colleges to support the measurement and monitoring of children and young people’s mental wellbeing, in partnership with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Evidence Based Practice Unit, Common Room and Public Health England.

Last year Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) funded VAL to deliver a one-year programme of training and support on safeguarding children and young people for faith groups in Lewisham.

On 28 September Five to thrive was launched in Lewisham.

Beneath the Threshold is a study that aims to explore the impact austerity and policy change is having on the changing thresholds, and higher risk referrals experienced by young people. In particular the study seeking to answer the following questions:

Lewisham Council has launched the Lewisham local offer, a new online resource for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), as required by the government.

The provision of childcare has increased dramatically over the last two decades. As late as 1990, there were just 59,000 nursery places in England and Wales, compared with over 1.8 million places today.

Lewisham's Children and young people's commissioning team is keen to hear from young carers in the borough who are between the ages of 5 and 18 years old, about their experiences.

4in10 and Children England want to hear from working families in London who are experiencing issues with housing, problem debt, or food insecurity, as a result of low paid or insecure work.

From 1 September 2016 youth services in Lewisham will be provided by Youth First, Lewisham’s own employee and young people-owned mutual. 

Do you know of any 13- to 17-year-olds who want to get involved in their community, have ideas and want to represent other young people in Lewisham? The Council is accepting applications to stand to be the next Young Mayor of Lewisham on 19 October 2016

Lewisham Council has received the outcome of its Big Lottery Phase 3 HeadStart bid, submitted earlier this year, to build on previous work to deliver emotional wellbeing and mental health support to young people.