Working with East European Roma in Safeguarding Context

Who should attend this training?

This training is beneficial for those working in children’s services including adoption / fostering teams, adult social services, family intervention and support services, children’s centres, schools, health services including safeguarding leads, police, youth services, voluntary organisations, etc.


Why should you attend this training?

This training can make a real difference to your engagement with Roma. Better understanding promotes confidence and better decisions. This is further augmented by having relevant case studies and practical engagement tools to hand.
Trainers deliver interactive presentations including films and forum theatre performance and facilitate seminar discussions. The session also provides the opportunity meet other practitioners working with Roma in your area.



The training will enable professionals to understand and put to use the good practice of working with Roma communities in safeguarding context. A wide range of practitioners are dealing with an increasing number of safeguarding cases which involve East European Roma.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Know the basic facts related to the Roma history, culture and customs relevant in a safeguarding context
  • Understand the barriers to accessing services
  • Identify taboos and culturally sensitive issues
  • Understand Roma experience of authorities
  • Understand key safeguarding concerns affecting Roma children and adults
  • Develop practical tools for engagement
  • Build networks with other professionals


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


How to book

If you want to attend this course it is essential to book. Please see our booking page.


Contact us

If you have a question. please contact Gaba on 07709 360953  or email: