Young people in London are at greater risk of violence than ever before. Between January and July 2021, 29% of all homicides in the capital involved teenagers. Evidence has also shown that each year, between 5,500 and 27,000 young Londoners are at risk of sexual abuse.

The statistics are shocking.

But Safer London is on a mission to make the capital a safer place for young people to live.

If you want to help them, this is your chance, as they’re hiring.

A Safer Vision

Safer London is an award-winning, London-wide charity that supports young men, women and children affected by violence, exploitation and crime.

The charity works closely with statutory, charitable and community partners across each London borough to provide specialised, one-to-one and group support and mentoring to young people, their families and peers.

This support takes many forms, such as:

  • Advocating for emotional well-being and mental health
  • Supporting and advising peer groups at high risk of harm and exploitation
  • Boosting families’ confidence to keep their children safe
  • Helping young people access training, education and work
  • Advising on housing, and helping young people find secure and safe homes
  • Helping boys and men understand harmful sexual behaviours and the importance of healthy relationships
  • Helping young women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Delivering emotional support to victims of abuse
  • Helping teens escape County Lines via their participation in the Mayor of London’s Rescue & Response project

Safer London has three key areas of focus:

People

They work 1:1 with young people who have been affected by crime. The intervention is tailored to meet the young person’s needs – be it safety awareness, improving their health and well-being, or helping them find safe accommodation.

Peers

They provide training and mentoring sessions to peer groups who may be at a higher risk of exploitation or harm. Through these sessions they help young Londoners increase their awareness and confidence.

Places

They work with local authorities, charities and businesses to ensure the places where young Londoners spend their time – be it schools, parks, youth groups or shopping centres, are safe.

Achievements

Safer London has made great strides since launching in 2005. Click here to see their 2020/21 Impact report. They’ve helped tens of thousands of young people escape the threat of gangs, exploitation, sexual violence, and abuse. But they’re not done yet. With the help of a savvy Trusts Fundraiser, they want to help thousands more.

This is where you come in.

Featured Job

The charity relies on charitable grants to carry out its essential work in the capital.

If you’re a system builder and perfect planner with Trusts and Foundations fundraising prowess, you could be just what they’re looking for.

The role:

Trust and Foundations Fundraiser

  • £35,000-38,000 P.A.
  • Permanent
  • 35 hours per week
  • Based in Southwark
  • Reporting to the Head of Business Development

If you’re a safe bet for this role, we want to hear from you. Send your CV to info@bamboofundraising.co.uk, or give us a call on 0203 750 3111 to find out more.