Working with BME Children and Families

How long is the Course?

One Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Newly Qualified Social Workers

Learning Outcomes

Explore what we mean by cultural sensitivity

– particular focus on south-asian culture and religion

Why is it important for safeguarding professionals to understand the culture of the service users they work with in order to build effective practice?

– Eurocentric practice, professional bias, case studies on extremism and CSE

What fears and stereotypes do professionals have when working with ethnic groups and religions?

– Narratives vs evidence bases

– ‘deep dive’ izzat, sharam, Qaum, Beraderi,

– unpacking south-asian cultural archetypes and effects on practice.

– individualism vs collectivism

-pinto vs malsow

How can we differentiate between a cultural issue and safeguarding issue?

– Real case study – blackmagic, spirits, social workers and safeguarding!

– reflections on practice and toolkits for NQSWs


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