Launch of Special Interest Group - Child Protection in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Groups
1st June 2023, 12.00pm - 1.30pm
SIG Chair: Dr Dan Allen, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Liverpool Hope University
Our Child Protection and Gypsy Roma and Traveller Groups Special Interest Group is looking to explore the scale and nature of child protection practice with Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities in the UK.
Chaired by Dr Dan Allen, this group seeks to understand the history and context of child protection practice with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples and work collaboratively on a theory of change which will influence how services work with them.
In this launch session we will be bringing together delegates from sectors such as health, education, criminal justice, academica, etc.. We'll introduce the SIG and what you can expect from us, as well as hearing a presentation from Dr Dan Allen with plenty of time left over for Q&As and to hear your own perspectives.
For more information about this Special Interest Group click here.
The AoCPP’s Lunch and Learn
'Working Together to Safeguard Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children and Families'
20 April 2023, 12.00pm - 1.30pm
Speaker: Dr Dan Allen, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Liverpool Hope University
Summary: This lunch and learn session will introduce you to the history and context of child protection practice with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples in the UK. Drawing on contemporary research, a thematic analysis of nine serious case reviews and extensive case work experience, the session will highlight the importance of recognising the diversity and individuality of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and their experiences. Viewing contemporary concerns and practice examples through the lens of transgenerational trauma, the scale and nature of child protection will be considered before we come together as a group to identify and debate practical solutions for (good) practice, community engagement and a pro-Romani and Traveller approach to child protection.