Improving Practice with Children and Families from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities


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

How Long is the Course 

1 day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Childrens social care staff

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegates 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.


This course will support practitioners in developing a culturally sensitive approach, being able to think with children and families about their cultural identity and heritage and consider the meaning of this as part of the case work task. The course will examine the importance of holistic risk assessments and interventions for effective work with Black and minority children and families.



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