Safeguarding Roma People & Communities in Luton

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Luton Irish Forum, Kathleen Connolly House, 102 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 0ES

Roma Safeguarding Workshop

Roma Support Group are the leading national Roma expert organisation. They will be leading this workshop.
A wide range of practitioners are dealing with an increasing number of safeguarding cases which involve East European Roma families. The often complex family cases involve: homelessness, child poverty, neglect, children out of education, substance misuse etc.
This kind of workshop can make a real difference to your engagement with Roma families. Better understanding promotes confidence and better decisions. This is further augmented by having relevant case studies and practical engagement tools to hand.

Who should attend?

Children’s services including adoption and fostering teams, Adult social services, Family intervention and support services, Sure Start/Children’s Centres, Schools, Education welfare services, Social housing, Community health services including safeguarding leads, Mental health services, Community police , Youth services including Youth Offending Services, Probation, voluntary organisations, etc.

What will you get out of it?

  • Consolidated knowledge of the Roma community 
  • An understanding of barriers experienced by  Roma community members in accessing  services
  • An understanding of cultural differences, tradition and taboos, and the impact these have in the safeguarding context
  • An understanding of key challenges when working with Roma people
  • An outline action plan for working with Roma people as part of local safeguarding strategies

If you have any queries, please contact Sue Hay, Parallel Lives Roma Project Worker (e) sue.hay@eelga.gov.uk (m) 07920-257-964.

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