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This course will enable practitioners to improve their understanding, strategies and reflections with children and families from black and minority ethnic communities

Who is Improving Practice with Children and Families from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities aimed at?

Children's social care staff

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:-

  • Able to confidently explain how components of south-Asian/African culture i.e. IzzatSharambiradari, Kaum,male patriarchy and tribal ideals can constitute components allowing south-Asian/African communities to not engage with front line professionals.
  • To appreciate the stigma, taboo that could be experienced by SA and African communities when engaging with frontline professionals on issues such as CSE, FM, HBV, DV, FGM.
  • Understanding alternative therapies that SA communities may access and the safeguarding and exploitation danger these interactions carry for service users.
  • To be able to confidently apply a robust range of instruments such as; a do/don’t list, faith and community leader engagement tool, Islamic perspectives approach to encourage and support ‘buy in’ from south-Asian/African communities in particular that identify as Muslim.
  • to deconstruct a real life case study of a service user and health professional in order to share best practice and lessons learnt from approaches taken.
  • To be able to confidently navigate gatekeepers and power brokers within the south-Asian/African communities in order to ensure that key health information and awareness reaches to the grassroots of this diaspora.

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