AFRUCA to host Faith Leaders’ Summit on how to safeguard children within the place of worship

Faith Leaders’ Summit organised by AFRUCA (Africans Unite against Child Abuse), will be held in Birmingham on 3rd December 2016.

afruca-faith-leaders-summitAll faith leaders (Pastors, Imams), Sunday school teachers, madrassah teachers, safeguarding officers, board of trustee members and volunteers in place of worship, etc., are encouraged to attend this Summit.

AFRUCA is a national charity promoting the rights and welfare of African children in the UK.

The AFRUCA Faith Leaders’ Summit will be addressed by Janet Latinwo, Senior Lawyer and Chair of AFRUCA Board of Trustees; Norah Malik, Manager, LADO Team (Safeguarding – Schools and Education Services), Birmingham City Council; Guy Stephenson, Detective Sergeant 3119, Child Abuse Investigation, Ladywood Police Station, Birmingham; and Oladapo Awosokanre, Project Coordinator, AFRUCA.

The AFRUCA Faith Leaders’ Summit will be held on Saturday, 3rd December 2016 from 10:00 to 15:00 at The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham.

This free event is expected to be over-subscribed, so please register now to avoid any disappointments. Click here to register.

Please dial 0207 704 2261 or send an email to oladapo@afruca.org for more information.

Lunch will be provided at the event.

In the last ten months AFRUCA’s ‘Working with faith Organisations to safeguard Black and African Children in the West Midlands’ project has achieved a lot.

A total of 413 Black and African parents now have better knowledge of Child Protection and Positive Parenting.

The project has also enabled 180 children to recognise abuse and safeguard themselves from harm.

At the same time, eight places of worship have developed and implemented safeguarding policies and procedures.

Furthermore, 36 faith leaders and workers are now better equipped to safeguard children within the place of worship.