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AFRUCA was established as a platform for advocating for the rights and welfare of African children in the UK. The main focus of our work is prevention and early intervention.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Child Abuse Linked To Belief In Witchcraft And Juju

    Training Course | Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    This one day course is designed for practitioners working to safeguard children, particularly from the black African community from abuse linked to faith or belief.

  • Female Genital Mutilation As A Child Safeguarding Issue

    Training Course | Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    This one day course is designed for practitioners working to safeguard children. It explores the issue of female genital mutilation (fgm) and the impact on victims. It also examines the socio-cultural and religious factors underpinning the practice and enables practitioners to develop skills in identifying at risk individuals. The course will also explore current debates around informed consent and male circumcision.

  • Safeguarding Children: Working With Black African Children And Families

    Training Course | Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    This one day course is designed for practitioners working to safeguard children, particularly from the black African community. It enhances the knowledge and practitioners skills level. This will give confidence to intervene and support children and families where there are concerns of abuse linked to cultural values and practices. It suggests strategies on ways to engage with all those involved in the safeguarding of children i.e. parents, children, faith and community leaders.

  • Working with Black/African Children in Foster Care

    Training Course | Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    This one day course is designed for all staff working with children and families associated with foster care situations and foster carers. It aims to enable foster carers and practitioners working with Black/ African children in foster care develop a stronger working knowledge of children from Black/ African backgrounds in order to enhance relationships between looked after children and those who care for them.

  • Understanding Safeguarding & Culture in Black Communities

    Training Course | Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    This one day training course will target practitioners working with children and families of Black/African origin. The session will explore a range of safeguarding issues linked to culture; beliefs and religious practices and the implications of this on safeguarding children. Participants will work in syndicates to examine case studies of related issues; enhancing their knowledge and understanding of how to identify and assess similar cases in order to better safeguard children they come into contact with in the course of their work.

  • Mental Health Implications of Child Abuse for Black and African Children

    Training Course | Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse - AFRUCA

    This training will be delivered in forms of workshops and will focus on the mental health impacts of child abuse and exploitation linked to cultural and religious practices amongst Black African children and repairing the damage of abuse on mental health. Key issues addressed by AFRUCA Mental Health service including Female Genital Mutilation; the Branding of Children as Witches as well as the use of juju and oath rituals to control victims of Trafficking and Exploitation will be explored. The range of psychological impacts of the above and the role of practitioners in understanding and supporting young people with these experiences will also be a focus of these workshops.