August 7, 2015

Other Forums/Networks

Advice Forum
Description: To influence local welfare entitlements policies, strategies and services and to ensure the user and delivery bodies’ perspective is integral to all aspects of welfare advice giving service developments throughout the London Borough of Harrow.
Co-ordinator(s): Citizens Advice Harrow (

Safeguarding Children & Young People Forum
Description: The purpose of the Forum is to ensure that organisations are working well together to keep children safe and to meet their needs and that a multi-agency approach is taken and good practice is shared, bringing together community, voluntary faith-based and private organisations working with and delivering services both directly and indirectly to children/young people living in the borough of Harrow.
Co-ordinator(s): Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative (

Environment & Sustainability Subgroup
  The Environment & Sustainability (E&S) Subgroup will empower Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) organisations to work in partnership with each other and with relevant public sector agencies to improve and sustain Harrow’s natural and built environment.
Co-ordinator(s): Linda Robinson (

Green Drinks
Description:  A social occasion for anyone who is involved or interested in environmental/green issues
Co-ordinator(s): Linda Robinson (

Harrow Domestic and Sexual Violence Forum
Description: This is a multi agency group for anyone in Harrow whose work involves some element of contact with survivors or perpetrators of domestic and sexual abuse. The Harrow DSV Forum has been meeting for about 15 years, and is an open group; anyone can come, although we do encourage consistent attendance.
Co-ordinator(s): Jan Irwin (Chair – or Rebecka Steven (Policy Officer with lead responsibility for DV for Harrow Council –

Parenting Forum
Description: A forum for organisations working with parents to share news, training and events
Co-ordinator(s): Rosemary Lamaison (

Harrow’s Single Homelessness Forum
Description: The aims of this group is to bring together those who work with single homeless, increasing co-ordination of services, informing policy and highlighting homelessness in Harrow.
Co-ordinator(s): Julian Saunders (

West London Network
Description: The sub-regional body for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in West London, covering the seven boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow. Its interests lie in the strategic development of West London’s VCS and facilitating discussions between the private and statutory sector and amongst the VCS itself. WLN also supports four cross borough forums:

Co-ordinator(s): Ealing CVS (
Who attends from Harrow: Alex Buckmire from Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative (

Last Updated: 07/11/2018