Employers and education providers.. “ should promote the diversification of the social services workforce by
Considering what action they should take to encourage and support people from BME communities into the workforce , eg. Targeted trainee schemes, support for students applying to courses and while on courses”…..
Taking a community development approach -Where in black people are the experts and catalyst for bringing about change, learning is a tool used to strengthen communities by improving people's knowledge, skills and confidence. organisational ability and resources.
Developing partnerships with mainstream providers was crucial in our overall goal regarding institutional responsibility and change
MCFB role in accessing community networks and history of working with local families, relationships built on trust.
Continuous evaluation with mentors and learners helped develop appropriate curriculum which does not place black people in the place of ‘other’ – different or deficient
Role of BME mentors and language support tutor evolved through experience, traditional concept of mentor didn’t transfer neatly to learners needs – mentors useful at different points
Language support tutor influenced curriculum content as a direct result of listening to the voices of learners
Importance of having BME mentors as positive role models.