Sat, 31 Jul | Via Zoom

Abbeywood Black Parents Forum Parents Meeting

Abbeywood Black Parents Forum (ABPF) is a safe space where parents can come together to gain advice and support on school & education matters. At this meeting we will be discussing our safeguarding and educational attainment concerns for children and how we can develop strategies to support them
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Abbeywood Black Parents Forum Parents Meeting

Time & Location

31 Jul, 18:00 – 20:00
Via Zoom

About the Event

At this event we will be bringing together parents, youth service practitioners, community leaders and education professionals to create tangible strategies we can put in place to keep our children safe especially now whilst they our on holiday from school. We will be looking at why children of African and Caribbean heritage are not achieving as well as their counterparts in mainstream education and how we can counteract this. Finally we will be exploring the local services providing activities for families and children and what support is available locally for parents.

About Abbeywood Black Parents Forum (ABPF) is platfrom which has been set up to represent Abbeywood parents and careers of children who live in or attend school in Abbeywood or the surrounding areas (Thamesmead, Erith, Plumstead, Woolwich and the boarders of Bexley).

Our aim is to bring parents, professionals and statutory officials together to work to effect change and improve the life chances of local children of African and Caribbean heritage by focusing on the following priority areas;

* CHILDREN

Keep children safe

Reduce local youth crime

Keep children engaged in education 

Shine a spotlight on youth related issues

* PARENTS:

Provide information, advocacy and training for parents in areas to include;

Positive parenting

Safeguarding children

How the UK education system works

*SCHOOLS

Offer parents advocacy and support with;

School exclusions

School admissions & entry tests

SEND outcomes

Provide training and support to increase the numbers of local black parent governors

*STAKEHOLDERS

Impacting policy 

Sharing of information 

Shape and develop youth services

*YOUTH PROVISIONS

Strengthen the capacity of local voluntary groups working with children

Develop culturally appropriate extracurricular provisions for children

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