Services to support young runaways and children at risk on the streets in Islington, Haringey and Camden are set to get a boost with funding from Aviva, as part of a collaboration between their charity partner Railway Children and Barnardo’s.
Alexandra Burke, Railway Children’s first ambassador, visited her old secondary school Elizabeth Garratt Anderson School, Donegal Street, Islingtont. Aviva is giving £300,000 funding over the next three years to extend the existing Barnardo’s Miss U service in Camden. The funding will also enable similar new services to be set up in Islington and Haringey, growing the network of on-the-ground support for young runaways across North London. This is a collaborative multi-agency approach between corporate partner Aviva, charity partner Railway Children, children’s charity Barnardo’s and North London local authorities.
This funding is critical to address the lack of services for young runaways in London and is part of Aviva’s on-going partnership with Railway Children, the national charity that supports vulnerable children alone and at risk on the streets.