Abuse, Culture and Child Protection
Basic Awareness – Level 2
Average Study Time:
Approximately 60mins – 90mins
How to Register:
If you are an individual – book online
If you are an organisation – contact us
Course Suitable for:
This course is suitable for frontline staff and professionals across all disciplines and at all levels who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the issues that may impact on the welfare and protection of children and young people from minority ethnic communities.
It is particularly relevant to staff within the following sectors: child protection agencies, health, social work, education, child care, housing, police and the voluntary sector.
The Abuse Culture and Child Protection course is designed to raise awareness of the issues that may impact on the welfare of children and young people from minority ethnic communities.
The four main forms of child abuse, namely physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional anise and neglect, are defined. Building on this, participants will learn about the experience of abuse within minority ethnic communities including specific forms of abuse such as; forced marriage, female genital mutilation, ritualistic abuse, honour based violence and honour killings.
The course will explore the internal and external barriers to addressing abuse within minority ethnic communties. In doing so, the course will consider the importance of cultural norms such as honour and shame and will explore the likely impact of factors arising from cultural norms in relation to family structure and role relationships.
The knowledge gained from the course will assist in effectively promoting the welfare and protection of children and young people from minority ethnic communities.
The content of this course is relevant to:
- The Children Scotland Act 1995
- The Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) Approach
- The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005
- The Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011
- Minority Ethnic Communities in Scotland
- Barriers to Effective Protection
- Similarities in Forms of Child Abuse
- Differences in Forms of Child Abuse
- Internal Obstacles to Abuse
- External Obstacles to Abuse
- Developing Good Practice
On completion of the course participants will be more informed on the level of cultural diversity in Scotland and have a basic:
- Understanding of cultural difference and its impact on the protection of children;
- Awareness of the cultural and religious issues surrounding abuse within minority ethnic communities;
- Knowledge of the barriers faced by minority ethnic communities and the impact this can have on accessing services;
- Awareness of the adjustments that can be made to service provision to overcome barriers that affect minority ethnic communities.
For a short demonstration of this course please click here