Safeguarding Children & Cultural Awareness

Date & Time:

Monday 15 February 2021 (10.00 - 16.00)

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Please ensure you have attended some Level 1 Safeguarding (awareness) training as a prerequisite for attending this course.

Target Group: Level 3/Health 3

Multi-agency professionals  who work predominantly with children, young people and /or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to Early help assessments and Family  plans, or are involved in assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.


Birmingham’s residents come from a wide range of national, ethnic and religious groups. This training programme will enable Multi-Agency practitioners in Birmingham to engage and work sensitively with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) children and their families across all communities including those from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, China and Eastern Europe in order to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes for them.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Describe the range of BME communities living in Birmingham according to population census figures
  • Identify the complex factors which lead to people settling in the city to include immigrants, those seeking asylum, migrant workers and travelling communities
  • Identify the developmental needs of BME children in relation to their race, culture, religion, identity and language
  • Identify the process of discrimination, the cycle of oppression and the effects of institutional racism on BME children and families
  • Explain the concept of cultural competence and its implications for practice
  • Use messages from research and Serious Case Reviews to inform best practice
  • Describe interventions that empower and safeguard BME children and their families
  • Address practice issues, identify good practice and formulate action plans
  • BSCP Instructions to Delegates Attending Face to Face Training:

    For our socially distanced face to face courses…

    • Please follow social distancing guidelines when attending the venue and show consideration for your fellow delegates.
    • If you would like to, feel free to wear a mask for your own protection. When doing so please make a conscious effort to communicate clearly when you are sharing in group discussions, and bear in mind that much of your natural facial expressions will be hidden from the Trainer and fellow delegates.
    • Please note that refreshments will most likely NOT be available during these courses and so we encourage you to bring your flasks for hot drinks and snacks with you for breaktimes. As usual, it’s important to plan well if you want to leave the venue at lunch time to purchase food.

    For our virtual courses…

    • Virtual Courses will take place via Microsoft Teams and - to a lesser extent – Zoom.
    • Please read the course information, confirmations and any follow up emails carefully during and after your booking process, and follow the instructions for receiving or locating the link to the course. Virtual courses have been re-designed from their usual face to face format, and so some alterations such as the requirement to complete pre-course work (in some instances) are in place for you.
    • If your organisation allows it, Microsoft Teams should be downloaded on your device and you should know how to use it prior to training.
    • For staff who cannot download Zoom (eg Birmingham Children’s Trust Staff), it will not be necessary to download the Zoom program in order to attend the virtual session.”

    When joining a Zoom call:

    • Join the call using a browser (internet explorer or Edge) – you must not download the Zoom software  
    • You must not transfer information to the group on the call (such as files etc.) via Zoom.
    • If this is a new partner you are working with you may need to consider if attendees are required to complete a confidentiality agreement (this is separate from the use of Zoom etc.)


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Further Information:


0121 464 2612


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Venue Details:

MS Teams,

A link to join the course will be sent to you by email before the course start date.