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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

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

                                  Rahana Hussain

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.

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