Safeguarding Children Across Culture & Faith

Date & Time:

Monday 7 October 2019 (09.30 - 16.30)


Room B12A The Woolwich Centre, The Woolwich Centre 2nd Floor Business Centre 35 Wellington Street Woolwich London


Safeguarding Children Across Culture & Faith

To focus on issues of ethnicity, culture and faith in relation to safeguarding and to increase understanding of how these can impact when seeking to protect children from harm

Target Audience: Groups 2 - 4 Those in regular contact or have a period of intense but irregular contact, with children, young people and/or parents/carers including all health clinical staff, who may be in a position to identify concerns about maltreatment. Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries, including professionals from health, education, police and children’s social care; those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments of children in need.

Aims & Objectives: By the end of this one day course participant will have 

  • Improved their knowledge of how ethnicity, culture and faith can have an impact on safeguarding
  • Considered the needs of children in situations where culture and faith play a key role and identified appropriate responses.
  • Increased their understanding of the important influences of families’ culture and faith/beliefs system on how they parent their children;
  • Developed a basic awareness of a range of practices that may be harmful to children, including physical chastisement, FGM, forced marriage and spirit belief.
  • Gained confidence in discussing their own, and others’ personal attitudes and beliefs, and how these might affect their professional practice;
  • Learned about good practice in assessments and service provision



Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


One day



Melanie Phillips

Venue Details:

Room B12A The Woolwich Centre, The Woolwich Centre 2nd Floor Business Centre 35 Wellington Street Woolwich London

(020 8854 8888)


The Woolwich Centre is opposite the Town Hall, with the entrance on Wellington Street.

Woolwich Arsenal

Woolwich Arsenal

North Greenwich then bus 422, 161, 472


There is Multi-storey car parking in Calderwood St and Meter parking