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Black Children's Lives Matter - How can you best serve them?

4 October 2021

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The Nagalro Autumn Conference will be held on 4 October 2021 at 09.30 - 1.30 by Zoom.  

Conference Chair:  Pamela Warner, highly experienced family Court barrister and Recorder in both Private and Public Family Law.

Speakers will include:

  • Beverley Prevatt-Goldstein, co-author of BAAF publication ‘Race and Ethnicity: A Consideration of Issues for Black, Minority Ethnic and White Children in Family Placement’.
  • Jackie Slotte, a black British adopter who has a white Finnish partner with lived experience of the adoption assessment process.  Jackie is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, based in both the private and public sector.
  • Aminah Husain Sumpton,author of the BAAF journal ‘The Particular Problems facing Black and Ethnic Minority Children’ and Vice Chair of CoramBAAF Black and Minority Ethnic Perspectives Advisory Committee
  • The Family Justice Young People's Board (FJYPB) will address diversity, and the complexity of establishing a child’s circumstances and identity.  Professionals have to share children's lived experiences with those that can help them. Children may be fearful of discussing diversity based on previous experiences or prejudices. Children have the right to give their opinion, and for adults to listen, and take it seriously.
  • Dr Kish Bhatti-Sinclair, author of ‘Diversity, Difference and Dilemmas’ (OUP/McGraw Hill, 2017), ‘Anti-Racist Practice in Social Work’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and ‘Child Sexual Exploitation: race, ethnicity and culture’ (The Policy Press, 2018).  She is Head of Social Work and Social Care and Reader in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Chichester.


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