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Association of Child Protection Professionals and NOTA Learning Week - Day Two: Understanding Racism in Child Protection Practice.
The week is a series of 4 individual online events which can be booked separately, or you can book for all four sessions at a discounted cost here.
Wednesday 19th June: Decolonising safeguarding practice: recognising cultural strengths as tools for building a safer future.

Kia ora, Namaste, Salaam from Aotearoa!

In this session, we welcome Luanna Swindells and Sarah Maindonald to lead us in a presentation titled, "Cultural strengths as therapeutic tools for decolonisation: pathways to safe futures"

This session will explore ways of working that are mana enhancing and bring client cultural strengths to the fore.

Often the impacts of colonisation fragment identities, create disconnection and detach clients from the positive resources that are inherent in their culture.

A sense of belonging and positive identity is key to healthy functioning and can  expand the client’s lens to include dimensions of taha wairua—spirituality, taha whānau—social connectedness/family, taha hinengaro –emotions and cognitions, taha tinana—somatic aspects.

The strengths of indigenous and other minority cultures are often rendered invisible in western clinical practice. This holistic view provides a model which can be applied universally as a decolonization tool.  

This presentation aims to offer an alternative lens when working with clients  from diverse identities which is culturally inclusive and holistic.

Participants will be encouraged to relate to their own practice and take away action points.

Speakers: Luana Swindells and Sarah Maindonald

Chaired by Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly

Pricing structure- bookings for daily attendance can be made on separate forms

Association of Child Protection Professionals and National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse Learning Week
The week is a series of 4 individual online events which can be booked separately, or you can book for all four sessions at a discounted cost.
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Tuesday 18th June: Intersectionality and child protection: learning from the voices of South Asian victims/survivors of child sexual abuse

On Tuesday we continue the learning week with an engaging session by Vanisha Jassal, chaired by Professor Kieran McCartan.

Presentation title: Unheard voices of 15 South Asian victims/survivors of child sexual abuse: how an intersectional approach can help develop child protection practice for minoritised ethnic children and young people. 

Wednesday 19th June: Decolonising safeguarding practice: recognising cultural strengths as tools for a safer future

Building on the first two sessions, on Wednesday we will be led by Sarah Maindonald & Luana Swindells, chaired by Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly.

NOTE: This session will follow earlier timings, from 9:30am to 11am BST, due to differences in time zones.

Presentation title: Cultural strengths as therapeutic tools for decolonisation: pathways to safe futures

Thursday 20th June: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Child Protection Practice: the importance of cultural competence when dealing with child sexual abuse and harmful sexual behaviour

On Thursday we will be led by Stephen Barry and Jennifer Allotey in this crucial discussion. Session chaired by Stuart Allardyce.

Presentation title: Key Language and Concepts in Promoting Cultural Diversity in Child Protection Practice: Considering the Needs of Ethnic Minority/Minoritised Communities in considering Child Sexual Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour.

Friday 21st June: Safeguarding our children: exploring the impact of adultification and racism on black children

We close this learning week with a session led by AoCPP Trustee, Ann Marie Christian.

Presentation title: Safeguarding our children: exploring the impact of adultification and racism on black children. Session chaired by Kelechi Ukandu.

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Pricing structure

(Bookings for individual sessions can be made on separate event pages)