Good Practice

Parental employment in London

Date Posted: 29 July 2015

This seminar brought together representatives from the voluntary and community sector and local authorities, involved in helping parents into work.

The presentations from Lara Togni, Economist, Greater London Authority Economics and Megan Jarvie, London Campaigns Coordinator, Child Poverty Action Group, formed the background for discussion by explaining what the latest research on parental employment in London tells us.  London parents face greater barriers to employment than those in the rest of the UK, with fewer part-time opportunities and a lower rate of mothers in work than elsewhere.

Presentations from Andrew Bazeley, Senior Policy Officer, London Borough of Newham and Eashmota Khatoon, Employment and Advice Coordinator, Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre, shared good practice from their work in helping parents find and sustain employment. 

Discussions focused on good practice and what we should ask an incoming London Mayor to do. A report can be downloaded here