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Suffer not …the little children

The Voice has a piece about children’s social care and how BME communities are served.  It includes the following quote from Cathy Ashley, chief executive of the Family Rights Group, which seems pertinent to thinking about Hidden Harm and the agenda for schools and other services that may be noticing problems within families:

“Many families who contact us are crying out for help when problems first start to emerge. However, too often their requests are ignored, mainly because social services are overstretched and the threshold is so high for specialist support services to address, for example, a child’s behaviour problems or a parent’s drug misuse. Black and minority ethnic children and families are particular vulnerable to having their needs ignored because of the lack of appropriate and welcoming services.”

You may also want to look back at the Getting It Getting It Right report which pointed to the number of Black pupils that were excluded on an annual basis.

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