Children and Young People Project

The main aim of the Project is to support voluntary and community organisations in Kingston that work with children and young people. We help groups to access training opportunities, and to build their capacity through advice for their staff, volunteers and trustees.

Children and Young People's Network

Children and Young People's Network meetings are an opportunity to meet colleagues from other organisations, and to keep up-to-date with developments at Kingston Council and the Local Safeguarding Children's Board. 

Following the departure from KVA of our colleague Judith Naylor, the responsibility for supporting the Children and Young People’s Network has passed, in the short term, to Patricia Turner, KVA’s Health and Social Care Manager.

Patricia has experience of Kingston Children and Young People’s organisations from the time she was the Children’s Voluntary Sector Worker at RBK, so will be known to a number of organisations in the Network.

Hear from Network members

For this year's Small Charities Week, we captured some of the stories and plans of young people, parents and organisations to celebrate the impact of our work with families in Kingston. Listen to our interviews below or visit our Audioboo page to hear more. 



Training for people working with children and young people, including Safeguarding, is run by Achieving for Children in the Kingston and Richmond Boroughs. These training programmes are on the Achieving for Children training website.

CYP Network February 2016

Kingston LSCB logo

Local safeguarding policies and procedures and details of training for staff and volunteers visit the Kingston and Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board website.

Our child poverty work

Image of little boy with head in arms on street - click here for details of our work on child poverty

Approximately 5,000 children are living in poverty in Kingston. As voluntary and community groups are often one of the first contacts for families affected by poverty, this is one of our key priorities.


Patricia Turner,

KVA’s Health and Social Care Manager.
020 8255 3335