DfE publish national action plan to tackle child abuse linked to faith or belief
Posted on Wed 15 Aug 2012
The Department for Education has published a new action plan designed to tackle issues of child abuse that may be linked to faith or belief. Considering issues such as witchcraft and spirit possession, Forced Marriage, honour-based violence and trafficking, the plan not only seeks to highlight issues which may disproportionately affect some black and minority communities, but also 'to encourage people to take practical steps to prevent such abuse'. It provides case studies highlighting good practice from organisations already working with on issues of child abuse.
The Race Equality Foundation welcome this report for raising some issues of concern and for highlighting strategies to safeguard children and young people.
For more information on our current and past work on the safeguarding and assessment of black and minority ethnic children, please see:
- Good practice in the effective assessment of the needs of minority ethnic children
- Safe Network
- Safeguarding black and minority ethnic children: Development of safe practice