Training: Working with Roma in safeguarding context

Why this training? Why now?

A wide range of practitioners are dealing with an increasing number of safeguarding cases which involve East European Roma families. The often complex family cases involve: homelessness, child poverty, neglect, children out of education, substance misuse etc.

This training can make a real difference to your engagement with Roma families. Better understanding promotes confidence and better decisions. This is further augmented by having relevant case studies and practical engagement tools to hand.


Who should attend?

Children’s services including adoption and fostering teams, Adult social services, Family intervention and support services, Sure Start/Children’s Centres, Schools, Education welfare services, Social housing, Community health services including safeguarding leads, Mental health services, Community police , Youth services including Youth Offending Services, Probation, voluntary organisations, etc.


What will you get out of it?

  • Gain overall knowledge of the Roma community
  • Gain understanding of barriers experienced by  Roma community members in accessing social services
  • Gain understanding about cultural differences, tradition and taboos, and the impact these have in the safeguarding context
  • Gain understanding about key challenges affecting professionals working with Roma
  • Develop good practice in working effectively with Roma individuals and families
  • Gain clear tools in engaging with the community


Feedback from a previous participant:

“The trainers had a really good insight into the practical issues that Roma communities face in accessing services and solutions to effective partnership working, a must for any public organisation who wishes to reach out to under-served communities.”

Equality and Diversity Manager, Southend Hospital


Contact us

For enquiries, please email:

or Gaba Smolinska-Poffley: 020 7511 8245 ( Tuesday – Friday)

Mobile: 07709 360953