Saffron Safeguarding African Children and Adults Partnership aims:

  • To raise a positive profile of African children and vulnerable adults, ensuring they know their rights, are aware of the risks of abuse and knowledge of what to do if they are worried about or experience abuse.
  • To increase awareness of child protection and safeguarding issues amongst African communities;
  • Bridging the Gap’ between social care agencies & African communities; thus, reducing the prevalence of ‘African Children’ in the child protection system
  • To promote the Safeguarding of African children in education; help reduce the high rate of African boys excluded from school.
  • To address and promote positive parenting practices among African parents and carers in the UK.
  • Supporting African children and families affected by abuse, neglect, disabilities, domestic violence, substance misuse, mental health, immigration, and other safeguarding issues
  • To improve collaborative mechanisms for the safeguarding of African children and vulnerable adults, by gathering, sharing information, promoting and facilitating practice improvement between statutory bodies, education, organizations, local and faith communities.
  • To provide specialized training on African parenting practices, ‘faith and cultural competence to professionals working with children, child protection, vulnerable adults, social work services and multi-
  • agencies.
  • To Influence the development of policies, strategies and interventions; promote the development of appropriate practices, interventions, projects and services, to support and safeguard African children, adults, families and communities.