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Engaging black and minority ethnic families

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Are there specific communities that would benefit from your service? Do you find it difficult to engage with a diverse range of families?

Questions are often raised about what works in supporting black and minority ethnic families. Yet there is growing evidence that explores solutions to barriers to engagement and best practice in parenting and family support for these communities.

This is a free learning event for those working in the children’s voluntary sector particularly targeted at practitioners and managers with a responsibility for engaging black and minority ethnic families in parenting support.

The learning event

This learning event will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to feel confident to engage and work better with families from diverse communities by:

  • giving an overview of the research on the experiences and support needs of black and minority ethnic families
  • providing the opportunity to explore what works in implementing better practice with these families
  • signposting to sources of further information

There will be opportunities for individuals to reflect upon the practical application of these discussions in their practice and their organisation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants will

  • increase their knowledge of the evidence
  • develop a critical framework for processing evidence
  • demonstrate better and non-stereotypical knowledge of the needs of black and minority ethnic families and children
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the practices that may improve the quality of support to black and minority ethnic parents/families and children
  • identify how they will take evidence based practice forward in their own practice and services.

For further information on the First Steps programme contact Tracey Bignall via email tracey@racefound.org.uk or telephone 020 7428 1884


Race Equality Foundation
0207 428 1880
Race Equality Foundation
Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place
London, NW5 1LB United Kingdom
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0207 428 1880