Cultural Competence in Safeguarding Children
Target Group Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to
assessing, planning, intervening, and reviewing the needs of a child or young person
Trainers: Leethan Bartholomew, Barnardo's 24.05.19
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Dates: Friday 14th June 2019 - Barnardo's
Wednesday 16th October 2019 - Rahana Hussain
Delegates: 20 places
Barnardo's Aims and objectives 24.05.19 Course:
- Explore the challenges and opportunities of working with children and families from a range of different cultural, religious, ethnic, and economic background.
- Explore different cultural and religious belief systems and child care practices within different groups, the impact of these on parenting and the protective factors that may be associated with these.
- Consider personal attitudes and beliefs and how they may impact on interventions with families whose background is different to their own.
- Recognise the impact of discrimination on children and families from particular cultural economic groups.
- Develop skills in distinguishing between cultural practices that are not harmful to children and those that are.
- Develop a basic awareness of a range of practices that are specific to certain communities which may be harmful to children.
- Develop skills in assessing the strengths of families from all cultural backgrounds whilst ensuring that areas of risk are identified and addressed.
- Consider the importance of identifying, exploring and assessing the impact of family history, culture and belief systems on the care of children.
- Consider how different personal and professionals beliefs and attitudes can impact on multiagency working.
Rahana Hussain Aims & Objectives 16.10.19 Course:
- To increase understanding of the influences of our own and families race, culture, faith or beliefs on the parenting of children;
- To gain confidence in talking about our own and other people’s attitudes and beliefs and how these might affect judgment when working in partnership;
- To improve practice skills in these areas during the process of assessments/offering services;
- Explore how we balance risk and protective factors within any scenario and consider our baseline for concern;
- To discuss any local issues regards the topic.