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African Parent-Students and the challenges of Parenting in the UK
African Parent-Students and the challenges of Parenting in the UK

Many African parent-students come to the UK sent by their governments or on scholarship programmes to study at universities across the country. Most of these students arrive in the UK without being given adequate information that helps them to familiarise themselves with the culture and norms as well as to understand the UK’s law on children’s welfare.

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Free AFRUCA coding course for 12–18-year-olds in Manchester

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.

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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.

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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.

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. Find out more



This brochure identifies the range of training courses we have available in 22/23
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AFRUCA VACANCIES – AFRUCA Trustees Recruitment 2022

Four Members of the Board of Trustees
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Child Protection Manuals

AFRUCA publishes training manuals on Child Protection in both English and French .Find out more

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. Find out more

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. Find out more

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. Find out more

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