27/11/2017
New data available for CALFB

New data available from government for child abuse linked to faith or belief

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK welcomes data released by the Department for Education, in November 2017. The Children in Need Census, ending 31 March 2017, […]
09/08/2017

Government ‘anti-radicalisation’ strategy presents a counter-intuitive approach for social work with children and families

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK is concerned with the increasing numbers of children being kept on child protection plans, despite concluding Section 47 investigations, […]
30/04/2017

Joint Article between the Victoria Climbié Foundation UK and Irwin Mitchell

First published in Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) Newsletter, March 2017 For some years now, Irwin Mitchell has been a supporter of the Victoria Climbié Foundation. […]
21/12/2016

How will this country address the rights, care and protection of migrant children?

21 December 2016 Parliamentary Roundtable Debate and formal launch of BME and Migrant Advisory Group; Safeguarding Children and Young People The flow of migrant children arriving […]
20/12/2016

Engaging communities and families; a community-led response to emerging national and international crisis for children

20 December 2016 Engaging communities and families; a community-led response to emerging national and international crisis for children With the uncertainty of ‘Brexit’ (the result of the […]
25/11/2016

BME-Migrant Advisory Group (B-MAG); Safeguarding Children and Young People

Secretariat for the group is provided by The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK and UEL Centre for Social Work Research. The broad purpose of the group is […]
25/11/2016

National Working Group on Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief (CALFB)

Secretariat for the group provided by the Department for Education (DfE) and The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK (VCF) 2014-2017 The National Working Group is a multi-agency […]
25/11/2016

VCF: Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief

VCF is the leading independent organisation addressing child abuse linked to faith or belief across all ethnicities. A summary of our work to address child abuse […]
21/11/2016

New Research: Child Abuse linked to Faith and Belief – preliminary findings

November 2016 An Exploration of Knowledge about Child Abuse linked to Faith and Belief Press Release: New Research Exploring Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief (30 Nov 2016) This […]
26/09/2016

VCF calls for more practical approach to FGM in the UK

26 September 2016: VCF calls for more practical approach to FGM in the UK The Home Affairs Committee has published its latest report on FGM prevention, […]
22/07/2016

VCF congratulates Unity in Vision on official launch of community office in Poole

22 July 2016 VCF congratulates Unity in Vision (UinV) on the official launch of their community office in the Borough of Poole seeking to enhance BME […]
17/05/2016

Open Letter to Inspectorates for Children’s Services, and Crown Prosecution Service

18 May 2016 OPEN LETTER TO OFSTED, CARE QUALITY COMMISSION, HM INSPECTORATE OF CONSTABULARY, HM INSPECTORATE OF PROBATION – AND THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE Dear Sir/Madam […]
27/04/2016
New data available for CALFB

Victoria Climbié Foundation: Protecting children across faiths

First published in Caring Magazine (March 2016) by CCPAS – Churches Child Protection Advisory Service  In November 2015, Mor Dioum and Stephanie Yorath of The Victoria […]
29/03/2016

Why do we urge public reporting of child abuse, if we are not prepared to listen?

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK believes that a national campaign urging the public to report child abuse is unlikely to deliver on its stated […]
22/03/2016

Engaging children, families and communities in Dorset – a community partnership approach

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK has signed a collaborative agreement with local community group, Unity in Vision, to deliver community and family engagement in […]
29/02/2016

Charities call for ‘linguistic heritage’ consideration in child protection policies and practice

Two charities have joined forces to raise awareness and highlight the importance of language within child protection amid concerns of cultural and linguistic misunderstandings for children […]
08/01/2016

2016: What next for child protection?

The following VCF comment was posted online in November 2010 yet the message is largely the same today, as it was then. Again, the narrative is that […]
18/12/2015

Why the current future is bleak for BME children in care

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK seeks to understand why so many children are placed in care, in circumstances that do not benefit them in […]
20/11/2015

VCF message to next generation of social workers at UEL

Child Welfare campaigners recognised with honorary doctorates Two leading figures in the fight to protect vulnerable children urged the next generation of social workers to be […]
20/10/2015

VCF seeks ‘wider abuse’ inclusion in proposed Victims’ Law

  VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK welcomes the efforts of Sir Keir Starmer QC MP and Baroness Doreen Lawrence to introduce improvements to the […]
18/09/2015

VCF offers a realistic approach to engaging with children and families

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK seeks to articulate the essence of its mission to support and protect children and young people abused by families, communities […]
18/09/2015

Is effective family engagement too challenging, or do we not care – enough?

A VCF-commissioned report offers a realistic approach to engaging children and families within child protection. Evidence from a pilot study suggests that more should be done […]
18/09/2015

Engaging children and families; the role of advocacy within child protection – a pilot study

The VCF model of advocacy succeeds because it is pro-families and, at the same time, supporting professionals (especially social workers). Thus both family members and professionals […]
17/06/2015

How safe are our children in a public protection system?

Embed from Getty Images VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK believes that far fewer children could be removed than is currently the case, particularly from […]
24/04/2015

VCF promotes ‘Multi-agency Safeguarding’ publication

Multi-agency Safeguarding in a Public Protection World: A handbook for protecting children and vulnerable adults gives practitioners an overview of working in the sectors that keep […]
31/03/2015

VCF supports ‘every child matters’ initiative in Jamaica

‘Every Child Matters in the Caribbean’ is a joint initiative between The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK (VCF) and One Step Forward Consultancy (OSFC) – a UK-based […]
21/03/2015

We cannot continue to ignore race and identity within child protection

Ahead of a Channel 4 documentary called ‘Things we won’t say about race that are true’, former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, Trevor Phillips, […]
11/03/2015

My Languages Matter; the multilingual outlook for children in care

My Languages Matter – a White Paper VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK and Mothertongue explore the impact of linguistic and cultural heritage through child […]
10/09/2014

VCF calls on government to prioritise child protection

OPEN LETTER TO RT HON NICKY MORGAN MP, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION, AND EDWARD TIMPSON MP, PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES VCF […]
15/07/2014

Voices from the front line; supporting social workers to deliver quality services to children

VCF calls for urgent action in new research ‘Voices from the front line’ The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK (VCF) is calling for urgent improvement to social […]