Who are the VAWG team and what they do?
Based on the London Borough of Waltham Forest’s 15-minute neighbourhood concept, we will be working with schools, colleges, and alternative provision across the borough to support educational settings to be more informed on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) related issues and how to provide adequate trauma-informed support for their students.
Through workshops for students, training for all staff and policy support, we hope to create a safer environment for students and staff. We will provide schools a menu of sessions from which they can choose the topics that relate to the school, including peer to peer work on VAWG, overview sessions and the bystander approach.
"We've chosen Waltham Forest to launch our refreshed violence against women and girls strategy because of their innovative approach to this area" – Sadiq Khan
On Wednesday 15 June 2022, Sadiq Khan launched London Goverment’s new VAWG strategy with Waltham Forest Council Leader Grace Williams and Cabinet member for Community Safety, Cllr Khevyn Limbarjee in Walthamstow. Watch the video below.