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During the early weeks of the CORVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in a bid to continue reaching out to the ‘Black Afro-Caribbean Communities, on all matters regarding the ‘Safeguarding Agenda’, Social Problems and Social Issues (including diversity, equity and inclusion) for children, young people, vulnerable adults, families and the communities as a whole. SaffronSACAP offers a unique service ‘Bridging the Gap’, by providing education and support to empower Black African families to make the right decisions, signposting them to both statutory and non-statutory organisations in the best interest of their children. SaffronSACAP facilitates preventive interventions, cultural and faith competence, parenting, behavioural patterns; raising awareness, advocacy, training, and early intervention at higher and lower threshold stages.

About SACAP

SaffronSACAP offers a unique service ‘bridging the gap’, by raising awareness, advocacy, training, early intervention and support services to empower Black Afro-Caribbean families to make the right decisions; where necessary, signposting them to both statutory and non-statutory organisations. All children and vulnerable adults can be affected by many different forms of abuse and a wide range of ‘risk factors’, some specific to African and Caribbean communities posing a very real risk for them and their families. Hence as professionals, we have a duty to address factors that help heighten the understanding of emerging issues and forms of abuse, within our communities.

About

Saffron Safeguarding African Children and Adults Partnership’, (SaffronSACAP) is a registered Company Private Limited by Guarantee, with a Board of Directors and Secretaries appointed to run the organization, ensuring we are delivering against our aims and objectives. Our directors are faith and culturally competent experienced professionals in various fields such as Health and Social Care, Safeguarding, Social Work, Child Psychology, Life Coaching, Policy Development, Criminal Justice, Legislation, Immigration etc.  We work with African and Caribbean children, vulnerable adults, young people and families; empowering them to make the right decisions, meeting the needs of every child, young person, ensuring better outcomes for all children and families, to keep them safe and to help them to engage with all services available to them. 

SaffronSACAP offers a unique service ‘bridging the gap’, by providing education and support to empower Black African families to make the right decisions, signposting them to both statutory and non-statutory organisations in the best interest of their children. 

All children and vulnerable adults can be affected by many different forms of abuse and a wide range of ‘risk factors’, some specific to African and Caribbean communities posing a very real risk for them; including low parental income, mental health, disability, homelessness, substance abuse, physical chastisement, immigration status,  refugee and Asylum-seekers, child trafficking, modern day slavery, FGM, sexual exploitation, inequality, identity, cultural, faith issues and many more.

According to Professor Claudia Bernard from Goldsmiths University, as the diversity of Black African children grows and develops, the issues arising for them in child protection practice take more complex forms. 

Hence as professionals, we have a duty to address factors that help heighten the understanding of emerging issues and forms of abuse, within our communities.  The dynamics and impact of maltreatment, coping strategies, help-seeking behaviour, access to services; the barriers and enablers to engaging with African children, vulnerable adults and their families in addition to the growing challenges concerning thresholds of interventions for safeguarding and child protection.

For us at Saffron, the effective safeguarding and protection of African, Caribbean Children and vulnerable Adults in Kent, London and the United Kingdom, is a high priority.  The effectiveness of government policies in our communities is highly dependent on prevention, early intervention, professional’s cultural and faith competence, better understanding the culture, parenting, and behavioural patterns.  As integral members of this community, we have found the ability to penetrate within has been easier for us than some.  Knowledge and understanding of the various faiths and cultures within our communities is a predominant factor in knowing how to interact and who to reach out to.

Sadly, there continues to be a progressive increase of ‘Black African children’ over-represented on ‘Children In Need’ and ‘Looked After Children’ teams.  This has highlighted the need for greater awareness, advocacy, training, and early intervention at higher and lower threshold stages.

Programmes

Programmes

We organize a variety of events to help people learn about and get involved with Safeguarding African Children and Parents.

Events

Online and offline events

Domestic Abuse Interventions: Cultural & Religious Intergration For Effective Solutions

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Topic: Domestic Abuse Interventions: Cultural & Religious Intergration For Effective Solutions 

Date: Tuesday 14th July 2020 
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm  (UK/NIG)


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Our Team

  • Yemi Ebulu

    Ms. Opeyemi Ebulu-Eyuruntari
    UK:
    Executive director
    Saffron Safeguarding African Children & Adults Partnership Ltd (SaffronSACAP)
    Kingsley House, 37-45, Balmoral Road, 3rd Floor, Room 301, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4NT.
    Tel: +44 1634 850888
    +447845922769 | +447513739973
    saffronsacap@gmail.com
    yemi.ebulu@saffronsacap.org

  • Deborah Lemoshe

    My name is Deborah Lemoshe . I live in Kent with my sons

    I currently work as a Support worker while doing Masters in Social Work.
    I have a degree in Psychology with Clinical Psychology with experience working with children with emotional needs. This is also an area I am passionate about

    I am fairly new to Social care but do have experience working with both children and adults using basic Psychodynamic tools to cope with difficulties.
    I hope to be a positive part of this group and help support the community
    I enjoy research work, reading, spending time with my children and creative designs in fashion.

  • Ngozi Ojiako

    My name is Ngozi Ojiako, I am known by all as Giz. I have three teenage children.

    My background is a mix of Childcare and Health and Social Care. I am passionate about both.

    Having set up and run my own Childcare business from 2009 until 2017, I discovered that the youth lacked a voice within society. Their needs were not being completely met.

    As Healthcare advocate. I have worked within this sector since 1998 alongside my childcare business.

    Having gained a wealth of experience and worked up to management level. I recently embarked on a Bsc(Hons) in Health and Social Care Management at Anglia Ruskin University.

    Child and Adult Care are my niche the desire to improve the lives of children within our society and empower them is my main goal.

    I have also been instrumental in forming two associations within the UK, which help to fund youth back home in Nigeria and support their educational needs. I am the Secretary and Trustee of one association and the founding President of the other.

    I am very pleased to be a part of this group. My involvement with Saffron Nigeria was the catalyst, and being part of this extension was a no brainer.

    I hope to be able to engage and make positive changes in the lives of the youth, and finding ways of supporting and mentoring them towards a brighter future.

    My hobbies are traveling, dancing, football, and meeting people.

  • MARCIA ELIZAH

    Role: Youth Life Coach, Engagement and Interventions

    I am passionate about young people’s development/welfare, I have worked for many years in an operational/business role within the Children and young peoples’ department in Newham. I have been an avid mentor and coach to both adults and young people. I have worked on a voluntary basis for 15billionebp, formerly Newham Business Partnership.
    I have been an active member of the governing body at a local primary school, serving as chair of governors for over four years. My passion for safeguarding led me to be the DSL and facilitated safeguarding training for all staff and governors.
    My vison is to work with families with a focus on young people to help them to realise their full potential, my goal is to work with organisations including primary and secondary schools.

    Youth Engagement Empowerment & Initiatives

    Many young people from black African backgrounds are being hardest hit by the rising inequality and cuts to local services. Never has there been a more crucial time for youth organisations to work together as a movement, to solve the problems that young people face in society. At Saffron we want to be an organisation fit for young people today and tomorrow

    Youth Life Coaching

    Youth coaching is a branch of life coaching. It is designed to encourage personal development in young people while providing an outlet for their stresses and anxieties.
    Sometimes young people can feel like they are stuck on a never-ending rollercoaster. The expectations they have for themselves, as well as the pressures of fitting in, growing up and planning a future, can make it hard for them to cope.
    Youth coaching can help young people develop life skills and learn how to manage some of the stresses that come along the way. This can include:

    • building confidence
    • setting and achieving goals
    • managing stress
    • Youth Interventions

    Saffron will work in partnership with organisations to provide Youth Intervention programs that are community based for young people when they are first beginning to make poor decisions that can have lifelong negative repercussions.