Proud to Announce our New Women First Partnership Project!

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Women First is a project run by a group of women’s organisations who are working together. The Angelou Centre is the Lead Partner for this project. We want to help women get over the many barriers and discriminations that they face in trying to make a living of their choice. Women will be encouraged to decide their own routes towards the labour market, tailored to their own specific needs. The project offers one-to-one support, advice and guidance, mentoring and peer-to-peer support; family support; specialist support to tackle barriers such as mental health and domestic violence; social networking opportunities; programmes of vocational and accredited training including ESOL, digital and employability skills; a range of volunteering opportunities; and tailored support for self-employment through social enterprise.

We will be working in partnership with Riverside Health Project, Crest, Women’s Workshop, Fourth Action and The Millin Charity.

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The Angelou Centre will only collect, process and store information about you that you have willingly provided. We aim to be open about collecting this information and clear about what we will use it for. You do not need to give us any information to use our website, although as a result of your use of the website we may collect cookies and other related information.

We will not share your information with third parties without your permission unless we are legally permitted or required to do so. There are times when we may be forced to share your information with police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors without your permission (sometimes referred to as ‘breaching confidentiality’). This could be for one of the following reasons:

  • where the user is disclosing information about an act of terrorism;
  • where a court orders The Angelou Centre to disclose information;
  • where there is reasonable cause to suspect that an adult’s life may be in immediate danger;
  • where there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child or young person may be experiencing or at risk of experiencing significant harm.

When you give us a donation or sign up to support us in other ways we will ask for your information. We use this information to manage your donation, event, etc., to record your marketing preferences and keep you up to date with our work. We may occasionally share this information if you are taking part in an event etc. that we are running with a partner. We will always try to make this clear when you sign up.

We will process your personal data on the basis of your consent and/or our legitimate interests (which include the administration and improvement of our websites, the provision of information about our services, campaigns and fundraising activities, management of relationships with our volunteers, donors and other supporters and for compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations).

We may ask you to ‘opt in’ to receive further information by email. By opting in, you agree to us contacting you occasionally with information about our work and to ask for other help in the future. We will never sell or swap your details.

If you change your mind after ‘opting in’, you can write to or call 0191 2260394 and let us know. You can also choose to ‘opt out’ of receiving information and marketing materials from us by post by contacting us using these details.


When you visit our website we collect information to help us to understand how supporters use our site, and to make improvements. This information consists of your IP address, your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer), when you visited and which pages you visited or downloaded during your visit. We cannot use this information to find out further personal information about you, and will not share any individual information unless required to do so by law.

Keeping your data safe

We constantly work to make sure that your data is properly protected through encryption, firewalls and monitoring.

We make sure that your data is only seen by people who need to view it for their work and that our staff are trained in protecting your information.

Keeping your information up to date

Where possible we keep our records up to date and use public records to do this in some cases. We are more easily able to do this if you let us know when your details change.

Right to access your information

You have the right to see the information we hold about you under Data Protection laws. You also have a right to ask us to correct, delete, or restrict your personal data. You may ask us to send your information to someone else, or to give you information in a way that makes it easy for you to pass on. You can also object to or withdraw your permission for us to process your information.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, send a description of your request (including the information you want to access, if applicable) and proof of your identity by email to

Right to complain

If you are not happy about the way in which we are processing your personal data, please contact us at You also have the right to make a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

Data controller

The Angelou Centre (Registered Company Number 2855091; Registered Charity Number 1044344) is the data controller. Our data protection officer is Nijma Ali



GDPR – MAY 2018

In the interests of safeguarding women accessing services (and their children), The Angelou Centre does not comply with third party requests to access files. 

The Angelou Centre acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an organisation The Angelou Centre strives for best practice and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance.

The Angelou Centre ensures statutory requirements concerning Disclosure and Barring Service checks are met, maintains up to date and relevant Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and safeguarding training is mandatory for all staff and volunteers.

All The Angelou Centre staff and volunteers who come into contact with women, children and their families will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Complete mandatory safeguarding training and regular updates to be able to identify potential indicators of abuse or neglect in both children and adults
  • Have a good understanding of The Angelou Centre Safeguarding Policy
  • Know their role and responsibilities within the organisation and lines of accountability
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents /concerns of abuse
  • Support individual(s) who raise or disclose a concern
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

My Sisters Place Safeguarding Policy and Procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved with the organisation. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed by management without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal from the organisation.

Review of Safeguarding Statement

The Angelou Centre Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed in line with the organisation’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are reviewed annually or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and / or government guidance
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children or Adult Board
  • As a result of any other significant change or event


Would you like to be a Trustee for the Angelou Centre?

  • Are you a positive, driven, committed and enthusiastic woman?
  • Are you passionate about ensuring that the voices of women are heard?
  • Would you like to help other women to achieve their potential?


At this very exciting time of significant growth, we need a Treasurer and Management Board members to join our existing team to ensure that the Angelou Centre carries out its purposes for the public benefit.

The Angelou Centre exists to advance the social inclusion and economic independence of black and minority ethnic women, children and young people. We provide services and activities that enable them to overcome barriers, achieve their full potential and inform policy and practice at all levels. A black-led women’s organisation we use a holistic approach to promote empowerment, through a team of multilingual and culturally competent workers and volunteers.

You will display strong commitment to the ethos and values of the Centre. You will bring your time, energy and commitment to work in the best interests of the organisation.

Due to the nature of our work the post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). We particularly welcome applications from women from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. We are keen to hear from women who have experience of working with women and girls; safeguarding children; finance and accounting; marketing and communications; business planning and enterprise; research, impact and evaluation; and ICT development, systems and support. The roles are voluntary; however, the Centre pays all reasonable expenses.

To request a Trustee Application Pack please contact Lesley Hughes, by phone on 0191 2260394 or email For an informal chat about the role please contact Umme Imam by phone, as above, or email Alternatively, visit our website for more information about our activities.