The Amber Project is a partnership developed by the London Borough of Redbridge, the Metropolitan Police Service, University of Chester, the National FGM Centre and the University of Cambridge.
The Amber Project is focused on enhancing the response to child abuse linked to faith or belief through the facilitation of regular webinars.
The Project runs three webinars a year aimed at professionals and volunteers working with children, young people and their families. The aim of this is raise awareness of child abuse linked to faith and belief and how to respond. The webinars are free to participate in and the next one is due to take place on 22 March (TBC). For more information, please contact RSCP.Training@redbridge.gov.uk .
Information on child abuse linked to faith or belief (CALFB), including a downloadable leaflet and case examples, is available via the National FGM Centre website (link below):
More information on the Project can be found via the link below to a press release from the University of Cambridge:
Worried about a child?
If you have a concern about a child who lives in Redbridge and may be at risk of abuse linked to faith or belief, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Further information on Child Protection referrals is available on the Council’s website.
Referrals can be made over the phone or via email:
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 020 8708 3885 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- Out of hours telephone: 020 8708 5897 (evenings, weekends and public holidays)
Reporting outside the London Borough of Redbridge:
- NSPCC: Call 800 5000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crime Stoppers: (Anonymously) on: 0800 555 111