A key challenge for services that seek to get support to families when they most need them is to find ways to overcome the fear and anxiety that many parents have about asking for help. Coram has worked effectively in inner city communities for many years, and aims to share what it has learnt about effective outreach to diverse populations.
Exploring safeguarding needs of black and minority ethnic children in Tower Hamlets
In 2010 Tower Hamlets Local Safeguarding Children Board commissioned Coram to study strategies to meet the safeguarding needs of black and minority ethnic children in Tower Hamlets. Key findings included the need for ordinary services to be culturally competent and explain to their role more clearly, alongside the need for specialist advice to service providers.
Hackney community cohesion study
Hackney Council undertook a review of what contributes to community cohesion in 2009. In case studies of Kingsmead and Berger Primary schools Coram found that children, parents and teachers provided clear evidence of the positive role that schools can play to counteract the impact of deprivation and inequality in some of Hackney’s poorest communities, and build community cohesion amongst children and parents.
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Dr Sophie Laws, Head of Policy and Research
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