Pan london pres nov 2010


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Pan London faith and culture project - presentation to Barnet professionals for Safeguarding Month - November 2010

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Pan london pres nov 2010

  1. 1. + Karen Walkden
  2. 2. + Barnet Contribution Pan London Safeguarding Faith and Culture Project
  3. 3. + Background…  1.6m children in London  40% BME  Disproportionality - SCRs  Parenting practices vs UK legislation on child rearing and safeguarding  Community knowledge of legislation and resources  Professionals understanding and weighting of family culture and sensitivities  Trust needs to be built between statutory services and faith and cultural groups – so that protection of children is prioritised. Beliefs Drive Behaviour
  4. 4. + …Background  New Migrant Fund  Pan London Steering Group  All boroughs deliver focus groups (adult variations)  Identify and disseminate best practice  8 Local Authorities with projects  July 2010 to December 2011
  5. 5. + Outputs  Guidance on culture and faith issues to accompany the London Child Protection Procedures  A Strategy Toolkit to assist LSCBs engage with local communities whose culture and faith distinguishes them from the host nation  A Training Toolkit to assist professionals to better safeguard children whose circumstances include culture and faith issues  Conference held jointly with Trust for London in April 2011  London Councils conference in December 2011
  6. 6. + Best practice – local authority audit  Ethnic monitoring  Policies in place, processes for updating  Equalities impact assessment  Designated BME/Faith safeguarding person  Process for views of BME/Faith to influence service provision  Publications to promote safeguarding of BME/Faith  Prevention? Parent support programmes for BME/Faith  Training courses for professionals working with BME/Faith
  7. 7. + Barnet’s contribution  Increase knowledge and uptake of safeguarding resources by faith and BME communities through advice service.  Safeguarding surgery on-the-road   Involve young people through Junior Safeguarding Board  Newly formed in October 2010  Conference with SACRE in March 2011  Focus on supplementary schools and their particular needs  Focus group with Safe Networks on 30th November  Specific training with ContinYou  Piloting materials, toolkits and information through focus groups and learning sets.
  8. 8. + Other boroughs…  Bexley – community parenting support groups for BME, managing inter-generational tensions  Brent – community needs assessment, creating a community lead sub-group for the local SCB. – focus on BME ( Victoria Climbe Foundation). Links to work in Harrow.  Enfield – training for professionals, church and community leaders and parents to promote early intervention and prevention in African communities. (AFRUCA)  Hackney – Community group work with Turkish/Kurdish families to address domestic violence and intergenerational conflict.  Merton – Investigating the extent and causes of disproportionality in child protection interventions for minority ethnic and faith communities. Links to AFRUCA work in Southwark.  Newham – sexual abuse and spirit possession in relation to Muslim teenage girls.  Tower Hamlets – Piloting a multi- agency cultural competence training programme
  9. 9. + Focus group questions for faith and cultural community groups  What do you think are the priority safeguarding children issues in your community and/or faith group?  What is your experience of the statutory and voluntary services for supporting families and keeping children safe in your area?  What do you think statutory services professionals need to know and do (in relation to your culture and/or faith) that would help keep children safe?
  10. 10. + Focus group questions for professionals  What do you feel least confident about when acting to safeguard children/support families from minority ethnic cultures and faiths?  Do you have easy access to expert advisers for the minority ethnic communities and faith groups that you deal with in your area?  What training would you like to improve your confidence and competence to safeguard children/support families from minority ethnic cultures and faiths?  What do you think your LSCB could do to assist you in your task of safeguarding children in different culture and faith communities and groups?
  11. 11. + Stakeholders  London Councils  Barnet Safeguarding Children Board  Faith and Culture sub-group (membership and TOR?)  Professionals working with children in Barnet  Faith communities – via faithbook and CommUNITY Barnet  BME and new migrant communities via CommUNITY Barnet  Supplementary schools via BSSF  ContinYou  Junior Safeguarding Board  Barnet Multi Faith Forum  … and others
  12. 12. + Linked Project – Safe Network  4 Boroughs  Engaging with faith groups to understand how they access safeguarding support  What are the barriers  Jointly managed by NSPCC and Children England  Elaine Ryan to October Pan London meeting Also CD available – Keeping our children safe – Raising awareness in black and minority ethnic communities.
  13. 13. + So far…  Membership of steering group  Scoping the Barnet contribution across the four strands  Research into existing resources  Audit of Barnet’s policies and procedures  Proposed focus groups  Designed and delivered on-line survey  Post training evaluation form questions  Briefings
  14. 14. + Follow progress through updates on the following websites:
  15. 15. + 07941 203564 Link to on-line focus group questions: Link to project update: Link to BME/Faith safeguarding resources: Link to this presentation: