Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
I was a member of the organising committee of this one day conference in my role as Branch Secretary of the NI Branch of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN). The conference sought to explore the experiences of minority ethnic families and the staff who provide safeguarding services about issues impacting on them, and to offer practical suggestions for improvements in both policy and practice. The aims of the conference were to raise awareness of issues of race and culture in relation to the safeguarding of children, explore the implications for practice through a constructive dialogue, and showcase examples of good practice from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and England. The conference was targeted at professionals and practitioners across Ireland who work with, or on behalf of, children and young people from minority ethnic communities. Keynote speakers included Anna Lo (MLA), Helen Edwards (NSPCC), and Celine McStravick (National Children's Bureau).