CFAB is proud to launch the Cultural Family Life Library – a series of guides for social workers introducing them to the history and culture of families in diaspora communities in the UK. CFAB initiated this project because serious case reviews have highlighted that social work professionals sometimes require further support to work with families whose culture or religion is unfamiliar to them. Culture-specific training can help inform practice and avoid the risk of inadvertently enabling situations that put some children at risk. Some professionals also feel they lack the tools or confidence to build on cultural strengths, or to question specific cultural practices, potentially hindering better outcomes for children. With one in three children born in 2022 having a foreign-born mother, it is of growing importance that social workers receive more support for working within diaspora communities.
The first guide to be published is an introduction to the history and culture of families from Romania. Further guides will be published in the months to come.
Click here to read An Introduction to the History and Culture of Families of Romanian Heritage.