Applying anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice and strength-based approaches in safeguarding and child protection
How confident are you when engaging with children and families from backgrounds other than your own?
Ethnicity and race are important factors in the lived experience of children from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities who may experience racism, bias, stereotyping or cultural misunderstanding. This can have a negative impact on safeguarding and child protection - including children and young people facing barriers to accessing help and support or experiencing unconscious bias from agencies and professionals.
But what exactly does anti-racist practice mean? And how can professionals working to safeguard and protect minoritised ethnic children apply this practice to their work?
What will I learn?
This training course will enable participants to develop an awareness of anti-racist practice and relate this to safeguarding children from Black, Asian and other minoritised ethnic communities.
Using a variety of learning methods, including self-reflection, the training covers:
awareness of anti-racist practice and key terminology
how attitudes, experiences and beliefs may impact on work with Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic children
applying an anti-racist practice framework for change at an individual, group and organisational level
current anti-discriminatory legislation and how this relates to race and ethnic inequality, child protection risks and racial trauma
using a critical cultural competency model and strength-based approach for engaging with children, young people and families
steps to applying anti-racist practice to your work.
Benefits of the course
Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have.
Choose your training style: live virtual sessions on Zoom with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
Packed with a variety of practical exercises to help you learn with discussion, group work and working through case scenarios.
Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
Receive a personalised certificate of completion at the end of your training.
Resources to take home to continue to learn and improve your practice.
Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
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This course is suitable for all professionals who work with children and young people, and their families. This includes people working in children's services, teachers and education professionals, and healthcare workers as well as professionals in other sectors.
At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.
As experts in safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.
Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.
And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
All NSPCC Learning courses are up-to-date with the latest information about legislation, guidance and best practice and provide a certificate of achievement.
And it doesn’t stop there. As experts in safeguarding and child protection, we have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.
Live virtual training benefits
Remote sessions delivered live by expert trainers.
Share your ideas, experience and learning virtually with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
Receive real-time feedback.
Learn from the comfort of your own home or office.
No travel costs.
Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.
"Trainer knowledge was amazing and clearly knew the subject matter inside out and back to front... Their way of reflecting and acknowledging when people spoke helped it feel really inclusive and engaged... So good as well to hear other perspectives and others' reflections to help your own learning."
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