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The Foundation works nationally to support those affected by terrorism and conflict. With over 20 years of experience, we believe that addressing the causes of violence before, during and after conflict situations is the most effective way possible to promote peace. Our projects and programmes work within three main areas; prevention, resolution and response.

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Steps for Peace in Liverpool City region and Warrington

As part of the community match challenge #CommunitiesCan the Peace Foundation is to offer urgent support to primary schools in the Liverpool City Region and...

As part of the community match challenge #CommunitiesCan the Peace Foundation is to offer urgent support to primary schools in the Liverpool City Region and Warrington tier 3 lockdown areas. The pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the economy, health, and social care; exacerbated by the subsequent and continuing public health restrictions. The return to education in autumn has seen schools and colleges on the ‘front line’ and unearthed severe consequences experienced by children, their families and, of course, educators. The education regulator, Ofsted’s report into the impact of the pandemic finds that children who were hardest hit by school closures and restrictions have regressed in some basic skills and learning.  Some children, lost stamina in their reading and writing, some have lost physical fitness, others show signs of mental distress, including an increase in eating disorders and self-harm.  Concerns remain about children who were out of sight during school closures, with falling referrals to social care teams raising fears that domestic neglect, exploitation or abuse is going undetected; and there is evidence of increased exposure to conflict and violence. The Peace Foundation, supported by the Steve Morgan Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), is to launch a school based conflict resolution, and peace building education and subclinical social support to children in the tier III designated Liverpool City Region (Sefton, Wirral, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool) and Warrington. Programme Goals To identify primary schools that are based in the city region six districts and Warrington identified in October 2020 as tier 3 restricted areas.  The schools to be reporting the most challenging behaviours in upper primary children that may lead to exclusion or difficult transition to secondary education as a result if the disruption to education and society caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. To identify children within the most ‘challenged’ schools, that are demonstrating negative determinants of health and lacking social support – measured by, but not exclusively: economic stability, educational attainment, social and community context, neighbourhood and built environment, and mental health, health & wellbeing To work with schools were conflict is high and there is a need to promote peace, community cohesion and reduce any isolation or negative tendencies such as hostility divisive culture etc (‘us, and them’ – fear/hate of the other). Programme Targets Equip young people with conflict resolution skills and confidence, as well as access to persisting and reinforcing sources of social support from local schools, community centres, and their intervention peers whom they identify with and value Promote pro-social and emotional skills to support their transition into secondary school and adolescence Prevent further escalation of anti-social behaviours and support their social, emotional and leadership (agency) development Scope The programme is a direct response to the consequences of the pandemic on education and children; targeting the region that has had most impact in terms of Covid 19 and the subsequent restrictions (first place to be under tier III restrictions); but also considering the wider health and...

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Community Action for Peace

Community Action for Peace What is it? We work with commissioners, partner organisations and members of the public to identify and explore local issues around...

Community Action for Peace What is it? We work with commissioners, partner organisations and members of the public to identify and explore local issues around cohesion and integration. Using our key skills of dialogue and facilitation, we build on and complement existing strengths and resources, contributing to the development of strong and resilient local communities. We directly respond to and address ‘live’ issues which could create tensions, disputes and divisions – or which are already causing such problems. Examples of such issues could be community tensions and divisions highlighted by local incidents including crime; gang culture; the need to build confidence in the democratic process; expressions of extremism and segregation; problems in race relations and community dynamics. Who’s it for? Community Action for Peace can be commissioned by government departments, local councils, Mayoral teams, Police and Crime Commissioners, housing associations, religious organisations, charitable trusts and other funding bodies. It can be run at regional, city, borough or neighbourhood level. We work in liaison with local agencies who have an interest in the issues being addressed, and directly engage and involve professionals from different agencies and businesses, members of voluntary, community and faith sector organisations, community leaders, political representatives, residents and young people as appropriate. How does it work? Community Action for Peace is a bespoke combination of inputs to address identified local needs: Direct interventions intended to help manage and, if possible, resolve current issues Short research reports exploring key local issues, and evaluation reports on work carried out Training courses on conflict awareness and conflict resolution to build capacity and develop awareness, confidence and skills Developing a local network of professionals and residents who can continue to make a positive and proactive contribution for peace in the local area The work proceeds through a four-stage process developed by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation: ENGAGE; EXPLORE; EMPOWER and EVALUATE. Activities include: Relationship building Creative problem-solving Facilitation and mediation to address disputes and conflicts Training courses and sessions Dialogue events and community workshops Establishing agreements and ways forward Contact us to find out more If you’re interested and want to commission the Peace Foundation to work with you using our Community Action for Peace approach, please email us: info@peace-foundation.org.uk or phone: 01925 581231. www.peace-foundation.org.uk The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is a charity which was set up by the parents of the boys who were tragically killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993.  

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Taking the Temperature

Taking the Temperature...A partnership project with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation A lot has happened in local communities during ‘lockdown’. There are many...

Taking the Temperature...A partnership project with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation A lot has happened in local communities during ‘lockdown’. There are many positive examples of people helping each other, and taking care to protect themselves and their neighbours. There have also been issues and problems, with different people responding to government guidance in different ways, or not following rules. There have been rumours and misinformation. Some people have felt isolated and anxious – and taking steps out of lockdown may exacerbate these feelings and issues. Let’s work together As part of our Community Action for Peace work, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation can work with councils, housing associations, Police and Crime Commissioners and other organisations to make sure that communities are supported as we come out of lockdown. We are offering to run a short ‘task and finish’ project to take the temperature in local communities, and inform ongoing work by local agencies. How does it work? Taking soundings: Peace Foundation facilitators talk to a range of people working and living in the local community to identify the issues. Research and linkages: we will carry out some desk-based research, collating relevant data and connecting issues in your area to wider trends and policy discussions. Workshop: our half day workshop (run virtually or in a biosecure and safe format) is a chance for agencies to consider our findings and collaborate on identifying key steps to take over the coming weeks and months. Report: we will provide a written report, bringing together our research findings and the workshop write-up, as a resource for your future work. What we bring • Extra capacity • A ‘fresh pair of eyes’ • Our facilitators are trained and experienced in tension monitoring and ‘conflict mapping’ • ‘Taking the temperature’ is informed by our ‘Community Action for Peace’ methodology • Direct experience of work in response to Covid-19. From the beginning of the emergency, our Warrington Peace Centre has been contracted as a NHS Care Centre, providing accommodation, child care and other support to NHS acute hospital doctors and children of NHS hospital workers Contact us to find out more If you’re interested and want to commission the Peace Foundation to work with you in ‘taking the temperature’, please email our communities programme lead: mike.waite@peace-foundation.org.uk or phone us on 07494 308849. The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is a charity which was set up by the parents of the boys who were tragically killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993.

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Bespoke Services

The Peace Foundation offers multiple, ready-to-go, off-the-shelf, complementary and tailored interventions in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict. We provide what commissioners need...

The Peace Foundation offers multiple, ready-to-go, off-the-shelf, complementary and tailored interventions in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict. We provide what commissioners need to meet the contemporary challenges of community conflict and extremism. Our portfolio consists of a number of active offerings addressing acute areas of contemporary need. These projects are being delivered now for a variety of commissioners and can be adapted and expanded to meet demand. Commissioners can choose which they need, and the Foundation for Peace will appropriately tailor the projects(s) as they are modular. They’re designed to fit together to offer comprehensive before/during/after conflict solutions. Additionally, we have other tried-and-tested offerings from twenty years of experience, on the shelf and ready to deliver. You can email us at commissions@foundation4peace.org if you have any questions for our team.