NSPCC: Good practice in the effective assessment of the needs of minority ethnic children

Funded and commissioned by the NSPCC.

Contact Ratna Dutt

The Race Equality Foundation has many years expertise relating to the assessment and safeguarding of black and minority ethnic children.  We have been commissioned by the NSPCC to put this expertise into a guide, which will be used by social workers in their day-to-day duties.

The aims of this project are:

  • to collect and collate examples of good practice as well as the latest evidence on how to improve practice with black and minority ethnic children;
  • to use evidence on effectiveness to identify what works, particularly in ensuring a holistic approach to assessment;
  • to consult with a range of stakeholders, include children and young people, academics, practitioners and policy makers; and
  • to use the evidence and good practice examples to develop and write an NSPCC Good Practice Guide.

As a result of this work we will produce a guide, as well as a range of leaflets targeted at practitioners as well as a resource documenting the latest evidence.

The completed Guide and leaflets will be available from the NSPCC during 2014.