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Safeguarding resource for black and minority ethnic (BME) community groups 

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Video about the resource: Keeping our children safe - Raising awareness in black and minority ethnic communities  

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All communities want to safeguard children from harm but we know that a small number of children will be abused in any culture. In addition, certain cultural child rearing practices face challenges in the context of UK safeguarding legislation.

Safe Network has developed Keeping our children safe: Raising awareness in black and minority ethnic communities to help facilitators and trainers raise awareness of safeguarding children and child protection issues in black and minority ethnic communities.

Together we can help ensure that children and young people are better informed, better cared for and better protected.

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This unique downloadable resource enables trainers and group leaders to take children's safeguarding to the very heart of black and minority ethnic comminities.

The resource provides an opportunity for participants to share and learn about positive and harmful childcare practices and ways in which children can be kept safe.

It is suitable for use with parents, carers, community groups, staff and volunteers working with or in black and minority ethnic communities.

What's included in Keeping Our Children Safe?

Module one features a range of activities that help participants to recall childhood experiences and the way these may have affected their opinions on how children are cared for now.

Module two features a range of activities that are designed to raise awareness about core aspects of child abuse in a cultural and legal context.

Module three features a range of activities that help participants to identify and strengthen practices in the family and community that protect children from harm, and offers guidance on where they can find support

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How to use the resource

Facilitators can select activities and develop individual sessions or a series of workshops, depending on the needs of the audience.

The resource can be downloaded for free using the links below. It is available as one whole document or separated into four sections. You will have the option of saving it to your computer or opening it and using it immediately.

You will need to be registered with Safe Network and signed in to download the resource.  If you are not a registered user then please complete the online form here.  This will only take a minute.

The resource can be used flexibly to meet the needs of the audience but we strongly recommend that you spend some time reading through the introductory section which has some helpful advice to support those facilitating the activities.

We are also keen to hear back from people using the resource, so if you have any feedback or would be willing to be involved in any evaluation, please get in touch.

Introduction & resources

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Full resource

Next steps 

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Safeguarding information for black and minority ethnic groups.

Are they safe? pack
A free pack of safeguarding resources for voluntary and community organisations.

More from the web

The UK’s free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk.
0800 1111 ChildLine

Organisation concerned about cruelty against the African child.
AFRUCA – Africans Unite Against Child Abuse

The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children.

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