Fostering Equality Addressing Bias in Scottish Child Protection Practices

Help #KeepthePromise to Scotland’s Black & Minority Ethnic Families.

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Senior decision-makers & managers from across Scotland’s Care System are invited to join Project Esperanza for a day of dialogue and learning from the Lived Experience of Black Children & Families and the expertise of Black workers.

Project Esperanza is a Womanist initiative dedicated to bringing race and faith sensitive specialist services & culturally appropriate support to women of African heritage in Edinburgh & beyond.

In partnership with The Promise Partnership Funding, Project Esperanza is now launching a new project which aims to:

  • Create a manual of ‘Best Practice’ for working cross-culturally
  • Instil cultural fluency and confidence in those working with young people who have both UASC status and Looked After/Leaving Care status across Scotland
  • Ensure Scotland’s Care system reflects its increasingly multicultural Care Experienced community

Register your interest now to join us in Edinburgh for one or all of our development session for Senior Managers, where you can expect:

  • To hear directly from Black families with experience of Social Work interventions.
  • Facilitated discussion with peers in senior decision-making roles across Scotland’s Care System.
  • Interactive live surveys to help identify & eliminate Race and Gender discrimination in Child Protection practice.
  • To learn how to speak about White Supremacism, Male Supremacism and the concept of Cultural Safety as ‘Best Practice’.
  • Introduction to our 2024 series on Immigration, Child Protection & the Hostile Environment with DEWA Legal Services.

The March 15th session (from 13:00pm – 16:00pm), led by DEWA Legal Services, complements the March 7th event, delving into the legal aspects of migration and their connections to child protection, care experience, and social work practices. It
will be held at 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX. You can sign up to as many of these events as you like following this single eventbrite link.