About CEN

Communities Empowerment Network provides free advice, support and representation to parents across London. Our team of advocates work with over 1000 parents per year to retain young people in mainstream education. We are passionate about all young people being given the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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CEN is supported by our fabulous funders (see their links below). However we are also incredibly grateful for the continued donations of supporters and the families we work with. If you would like to donate to CEN and help other families then we'd love to hear from you.



News of our closure has been greatly exaggerated and CEN is NOT closing down, but due to our main funding coming to an end, we are currently facing the threat of closure.

Deciding how we tell our very many supporters, clients and volunteers has been a very difficult decision - it seems that as soon as we mention the words ‘threat of closure’, everyone immediately jumps to the conclusion that we ARE closing!

Whatever happens, we should know the outcome very soon and will let you know here so WATCH THIS SPACE!

Jenn Lewis- Director CEN

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This will enable us to connect you to one of our advocates more efficiently.


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