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AFRUCA works in UK BME communities to protect and safeguard children from abuse and harm.
We aim to promote the best interests of the child in all our activities.
Our stance is that culture and religion should never be a reason to abuse children.
Child Protection Support Services for BME Families in England
AFRUCA’s Child Protection and Family Support Service is a referral service for professionals working with parents in the child protection system.
It aims to help reduce the number of BME children subject to child protection plans and the number of children removed from their families and placed in the care system.
Read more & download our referral form
Vacancies in AFRUCA
AFRUCA Child Safeguarding Webinars
AFRUCA runs weekly Community Child Safeguarding Webinars delivered by our trained volunteer Children’s Champions. These webinars cover a range of child protection topics and provide a forum for group learning, exchanges and networking for parents. Sessions are delivered via Facebook and ZOOM. To find out more about the webinars, please contact us here.
AFRUCA: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Following global events, AFRUCA has engaged in activities to highlight discrimination, lack of diversity and inclusion in the UK sectors in which we work:
Read Statement by our network BASNET to highlight racism and discrimination in the UK anti-trafficking sector here
Read our CEO’s article in Thomson Reuters news about what needs to change to enhance inclusion and diversity in the UK anti-trafficking sector here
EVENT: Black Children and the Health and Social Care Sectors: What Needs To Change?
EVENT: Equality and Diversity in the UK Anti-Trafficking Sector” in partnership with the Human Trafficking Foundation
Manchester Against Modern Slavery Campaign
Child Protection Manuals
AFRUCA publishes training manuals on Child Protection in both English and French.
Safeguarding African Children
AFRUCA has produced the “Safeguarding African Children in the UK” series of publications to highlight different safeguarding issues and to assist members of the African community in the UK to know more about different forms of child abuse and how to identify the signs so children can be safe and be better protected.
AFRUCA Research Series – Voices of the Community
AFRUCA has developed a new research programme to explore key safeguarding issues in African communities in the UK. We aim to create a body of knowledge to help inform policy and practice on safeguarding issues. It is our hope that many of the community projects developed can be further investigated through in-depth academic research.
Learn More About Our Work
County Lines Child Trafficking Programme
In partnership with Manchester City Council, AFRUCA has established the first service across Greater Manchester dedicated to providing support for parents of children at risk of county line trafficking and criminal exploitation. Our service will support 25 parents from BME communities over one year through the provision of a range of services.
AFRUCA Centre for Children and Families Manchester
The AFRUCA Centre for BME Children and Families is the branch of AFRUCA working across the North West of England. It is a specialist one-stop shop providing a range of prevention and early intervention projects and services.