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Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding Children

14.05.18 9:30 am
14.05.18 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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A one-day course

Understanding cultural differences is an important component in effective working with families and children. Practitioners and managers can be reluctant to address child welfare concerns because they fear being accused of racism, intolerance or prejudice. Getting the balance right between cultural sensitivity and making Westernised judgements on child welfare is difficult.

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of cultural, ethnic and religious identities when considering safeguarding issues within asylum seeking, refugee and migrant families. It will increase the understanding of particular safeguarding risks within families and communities and enhance confidence in addressing safeguarding issues with families.

This course will include:

  • Child protection through a cultural lens
  • Cultural perspectives on parenting in immigrant families arriving in Wales
  • Female Genital Mutilation, ‘Honour’ Violence, Forced Marriage, Abuse Linked to a Belief in Witchcraft
  • Promoting positive parenting in immigrant families

Who the course is aimed at:

The course is for anyone working with asylum seeking, refugee or other BAME migrant families, in statutory, social care, health or education, community groups and refugee community organisations, including Flying Start, Families First, Communities First, IFST

Feedback from previous courses:

“Excellent course eye opening and informative and challenging.”

“I now have more awareness and hopefully will be more aware of the signs/symptoms and fears”

“I thought the trainer was excellent and presented a very informative relevant and interesting course”

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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