Anti-Racism training for children’s social care 22/23
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This course is targeted to all staff in children’s social care including social workers, CRIOs, specialist support workers, family support workers, early help coordinators, personal advisers, residential staff, contact centre staff, prevention and restorative justice workers, occupational therapists, and students.
The aim of this course is to build a high-performance work culture where anti-racist practice is embedded in all aspects of child and family practice.
By the end of the course participants will have an increased:
• Knowledge about the concepts of racism, anti-racism and frameworks of best practice;
• Awareness and acknowledgment of practices and values from a range of world views including divergent views within and between ethnic and cultural groups;
• Understanding that culture is not static but changes over time;
• Ability to demonstrate awareness and self-critique of your own cultural beliefs, values, historical positioning and how this impacts on your social work practice with clients from other cultural backgrounds;
• Ability to critically analyse how culture, social work approaches and policies may compromise culturally safe practice;
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of culturally relevant assessments, intervention strategies and techniques;
• Ability to engage with people, groups and communities in ways that respect family, language, cultural, spiritual and relational markers.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of diversity between and within different cultures, including ethnicity, disability, social and economic status, age, sexuality, gender and transgender, faiths and beliefs;
• Ability to demonstrate self-awareness and to critically reflect on your own personal values, cultures, knowledge and beliefs to manage the influences of personal biases when practising;
• Ability to respectfully and effectively communicate and engage with a diverse range of people.
• Understanding about tools that can be used to identify and counter racism;
• Understanding of common biases and microaggressions, and the importance to reflect on this in supervision.