Jewish Women’s Aid has been awarded a four-year grant worth £60,000 through London Councils to act as the borough lead in Barnet and Brent for healthy relationships and consent education in London schools and youth settings. Leading UK charity Against Violence & Abuse (AVA) in partnership with the London Violence Against Women and Girls Consortium is overseeing a group of specialist organisations to support London schools to prevent sexual violence, reaching students, teachers and parents

 The ‘Healthy London Healthy Relationships’ programme launched online on Tuesday 20 September and will provide:


  • Free training on how to embed a whole school approach and digital safeguarding for educators and other professionals working with and supporting children and young people


  • Bespoke support and community outreach with schools, parents and youth settings


  • A prevention toolkit accessed via an online Hub for professionals working with children and young people


Jewish Women’s Aid will be the specialist provider for mainstream Jewish secondary schools in London, as well as in mainstream schools where there is a significant Jewish population. As borough lead for Barnet, Brent, City of London and Richmond, we will also signpost incoming requests from schools to external organisations where needed.

JWA currently delivers educational sessions in schools and organisations, including: JFS, JCoSS, King Solomon, Hasmonean Boys, Hasmonean Girls, Queen Elizabeth Boys, Watford Grammar, UJIA, UJS, FZY, LJY, RSY, Habonim Dror and BBYO.


Speaking at the launch, our Schools Manager Ilana Hutchinson outlined JWA’s approach to prevention education, showcasing our brand new curriculum and saying, We want to empower young people to make a difference within their peer groups and school communities, and inspire them to become drivers of positive change.”


CEO Naomi Dickson, said, “We are so privileged to have been selected by AVA and the London VAWG Consortium to be a delivery partner for the Healthy London Healthy Relationships programme. It’s an amazing recognition from beyond the Jewish community of the specialist prevention work we are doing in schools and youth settings, and we are really proud. We look forward to working closely with partners and continuing to support Jewish schools and youth organisations with high quality healthy relationships and consent education.''