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AFRUCA - Africans Unite Against Child Abuse

AFRUCA – Africans Unite Against Child Abuse is the premier charity working with African children and their families in the UK.

The AFRUCA Centre for African Children and Families is our new arm working across the North West of England. It is a specialist one-stop shop providing a range of prevention and early intervention projects and services. Our Centre bridges the gap between statutory agencies and the African community in the North West on child protection issues helping to position AFRUCA as a regional, knowledge based organisation with a strong specialism in the safeguarding of African children.

The Centre is a response to existing gaps in the provision of services for African children and families in the North West. We are very concerned about the growing representation of African children in the child protection system in the region.

With the increasing number of African families residing in the area, it is important that they are able to access support services to meet their needs. It is also important that the range of African faith organisations can avail themselves of existing services to ensure their venues can be safe places for children.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 205 9274
E-mail
annette@afruca.org

Where to go

Name of Venue
Phoenix Mill
Venue Address
20
Piercy Street
Ancoats
Manchester
Lancs
Postcode
M4 7HY

When is it on?

Days & Times
Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Communication impairment
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

Family or members of the community in general can make a self referral by ringing the office, letter or in person.

Professionals can make a referral after discussing it with families first. They can contact us via email and a referral form will be emailed to them for completion.

Cost Information

Service is free to communities. Charges are applicable to Local authorities and other NGO's for training and other services requested via referral.

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Ground floor office Disabled toilet Current Centre Activities • Support work with families: mediation, counselling, training, support, sign-posting • Working with Faith Organisations to Safeguard African Children in Yorkshire • 3 year project offering child protection and support to Black African families in the North West of England • Training for African Parents on Child Protection • National Training and Advice Programme for Practitioners • Case Assessments, Cultural Competence, Expert Advice • Increasing work on Child Trafficking, Assessments and support for victims. Prosecution and Awareness Raising • Family Courts expert reports and assessments • Our policy work on witchcraft branding is national. Case work is increasing with a recent pilot project to learn from. • Recruitment of volunteers to assist in service delivery W

Last updated date:
08 November 2017

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