Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding ChildrenOrganised by: Children in Wales
16 November 2016, Rhyl – Book Online
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.
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, etc…
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
About the Trainer
Cheryl Martin has worked with asylum seekers and refugees over a number of years and developed this course from her experiences of working with families and safeguarding children within a cultural context.
She has previously worked as Children’s Services Manager at Welsh Women’s Aid, the national umbrella organisation for domestic abuse in Wales and has experience of delivering training in a youth justice setting. Cheryl is a qualified counsellor and conflict resolution practitioner, working as an independent mediator for a number of years. She has been a Trustee and chair of two charities over the past 12 years.
As a Level 3 Accredited Trainer Cheryl has delivered training in different settings to a wide range of audiences, including multi-agency training, statutory and voluntary agencies and professionals.
Members £80 Non members £100
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