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Including Families Project

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Children in Wales managed the Including Families Project between 2011-2014. The project worked with asylum, refugee and migrant families, communities and professionals to protect and safeguard children in these vulnerable families. It raised awareness  of the importance of safeguarding children, through helping families to be better integrated into communities in Wales. This included promoting positive parenting methods to improve parenting and communication within families, and keeping children safe and secure in their home environment.

By working with these families and communities, Children in Wales increased  understanding of the crucial role families have in their child’s safety, education, health and development, and of child protection law and practice in Wales. This was achieved through outreach work with community groups in the form of informal group sessions, workshops and seminars aimed at families, refugee community organisations and professionals.The project also worked with professionals, practitioners, higher education establishments and community groups to inform practice and promote social cohesion in working with refugee, asylum seeking and migrant families and communities.

To complement the work of the project, Children in Wales developed a website which contains a comprehensive range of online and downloadable resources, some of them multi-lingual, to underpin the work on the care and protection of children in asylum, refugee and migrant families. These can be found on the project website at: www.includingfamilies.org.uk.

This multi-lingual website covers a range of topics such as children’s safety, parenting, discipline, education and health and social care for asylum seekers, refugees and migrant communities. It contains information for professionals and practitioners on cultural awareness, bi-cultural parenting and cultural child protection issues, and a section for communities and the general public, explaining the different terms used in relation to immigrant populations, addressing the myths that surround asylum seekers and refugees and promoting integration and social cohesion.

For more information about the project, email info@childreninwales.org.uk.

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