Group B/C: Working with Cultural & Economic Diversity & Safeguarding (Includes FGM & Breast Flattening)
The Tomlinson Centre
Queensbridge Road, London, E8 3ND
16 January 2020
09:15 – 16:30
Aim of the course
- To provide an opportunity to explore personal influences and good practice issues when working with children and their families from a range of cultural and economic backgrounds whilst maintaining a focus on the safety of children.
By the end of the training participants will have:
- Explored the challenges and opportunities of working with children and families from a range of different cultural, religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
- Explored 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.
- Recognised the impact of discrimination on children and families from particular cultural and economic groups.
- Considered their personal attitudes and beliefs and how these may impact on their interventions with families whose backgrounds are different to their own.
- Developed skills in distinguishing between cultural practices that are not harmful to children and those that are.
- Developed a basic awareness of a range of practices that are specific to certain communities which may be harmful to children including for example FGM, breast flattening, forced marriage and spirit belief
- Developed skills in assessing the strengths of families from all cultural backgrounds whilst ensuring that areas of risk are identified and addressed.
- Considered how different personal and professionals beliefs and attitudes can impact on multi-agency working.
- Considered where to seek advice about different cultures.
Facilitators: Leethen Bartholomew & Rohma Ullah, National FGM Centre, Barnardo’s