The DCCPC (or, to give it its full name, the Dundee Child Care and Protection Committee) is the key local body for developing and implementing child protection strategy across and between agencies. In other words, the Committee provides the framework and structure for services to come together to decide what the priorities are and how we meet them.
It is set up under national guidance from the Scottish Government. There are committees in all areas ofScotland. Most are based on local authority boundaries, although there are some that cover more than one local authority. All the key agencies involved in the protection of children and young people are represented on the CCPC.
Dundee International Women’s Centre (DIWC) was established in 1969 as part of an Urban Aid Programme and continues to be a community organisation providing a safe, friendly, comfortable environment for the personal development of all women, regardless of race, culture, faith/belief, age, ability or sexual orientation.
DIWC provides a wide range of social, educational, recreational and volunteering activities such as classes, training, information and advice, translation services and cultural or social events aimed at encouraging active participation, empowering women and providing a channel for their voice, in the local and wider community.
The Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association (EIFA) was officially formed in 1989 to promote and facilitate positive engagement between the faith communities of our religiously and culturally diverse city. The EIFA is now considered one of the most experienced and developed Inter-Faith bodies in theU.K.
Some of the Association’s notable early achievements include being honoured annually by The Lord Provost, our Patron, and the City Council through an Annual Civic Reception. Past events include the world’s first Inter-Faith Burns Supper, an Inter-Faith memorial service for a young murdered Muslim, a centenary celebration of the 1893 Chicago Parliament of the World’s Religions, a significant bid to host the 2005 Parliament of the World’s Religions, the production of an Inter-Faith greetings cards based on designs by Edinburgh school children, an exhibition for the University of Edinburgh’s Millennium celebration.
This small group of inspiring women are actively engaged in working to undermine myths and prejudices concerning Muslim women and Islam in Scotland.
Beyond the Veil aim to promote the welfare and social inclusion of Muslim women by working with mainstream agencies and policy makers to enhance their understanding of the Muslim community and overcome barriers preventing Muslim women accessing services and participating in society. They provide confidential faith and culturally sensitive direct services and organise a number of community events and gatherings for Muslim women.
Beyond the Veil have formed strong partnership links and worked with a number of organisations in the east coast, including EIFA and the Edinburgh and Lothian Racial Equality Council (ELREC).