This page includes useful information for members of the Roma community.
Post-Brexit government policy will require EU nationals to make an application to the Home Office for permission to stay in the UK. Think ahead and be safe: download this Settled Status checklist and start gathering evidence for your future application to the Home Office
Reporting Hate Crime
Since the Brexit vote incidents of hate crime are unfortunately on the increase. To report an incident, phone 101 or see the guidance on the Association of Chief Police Officers’ website.
The video below explains Hate Crime for the Roma community in Romani language. It provides an easy to understand definition of Hate Crime, including in relation to LGBT issues. It recommends the Roma community contact the Police for support and encourages community members to report Hate Crime:
Child Sexual Exploitation
See this video (in Slovak), produced by Roma young people, about the risks of the sexual exploitation of children.
See a film made with a group of Roma teenagers in the Eastwood area of Rotherham warning of the risks of child sexual exploitation.
Listen to health advice on the Roma Slovak Health Resource – audio in Slovak with text available in English and Slovak – produced by Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Gives advice for Roma Slovak parents about common childhood health problems. Includes resources on:
- Diarrhoea and vomiting
- Looking after your child’s teeth
- Safer sleep for your baby
- Healthy Start vitamins
- Head lice