Theme: Safeguarding, Everyone’s Responsibility
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)
1 Silchester Road
Event Convenor: Modupe Debbie Ariyo OBE, Founder of AFRUCA
Event Host: Afua Hirsch (Social Affairs Editor – Sky News and AFRUCA Vice Chair)
Keynote Speakers: Kevin Hyland OBE (UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner) and Sue Berelowitz (Former Deputy Children’s Commissioner)
Special Guest of Honour: HRH Queen Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I (Queen – Ga tribe in Accra, Ghana)
Summit Aims and Objectives:
This year’s Summit on African Children and Families is a follow up to the very successful events held in October 2013 and October 2014. It aims to explore key safeguarding issues and challenges faced by children of black and African origin across London with a view to generating ideas and solutions to help combat the problems. This event aims to empower young people, their parents and the community to take ownership of the myriad of challenges confronting them to be able to ensure better safeguarding and protection for children.
Participants will spend the day sharing knowledge, ideas and professing solutions to help support families who are facing challenges leading to risk of harm to children.
This free, one day event will be in the form of plenary and workshop sessions. Many agencies and community organisations working on different issues are also exhibiting at this event. They will be on hand to take referrals from parents, young people and others who may require help and support in different ways.
Themes of this Summit
Themes will be explored through 4 different plenary workshops and 1 special session on Female Genital mutilation (FGM). Participants will be able to attend all workshops.
For further information and to register your place please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3rd-afruca-summit-on-african-children-and-families-in-the-south-of-england-2015-registration-17187837284