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1 Listening to you, working for you and their HISTORY BME and their HISTORY

2 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Objectives To understand why B.M.E. children and families are in this country in the first place. To explore the impact of that history on their lives. To explore the barriers, encounters and challenges faced when working with B.M.E. children and their families.

3 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you It will be difficult to explore the barriers, encounters and the challenges faced when working with B.M.E. children and their families without first understanding why they are here in the first place and the impact of that history on their lives. Why are they here?

4 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Group Work In your group, discuss 1.why B.M.E. children and families are in Britain? 2.The impact of that history on their lives. 3.The barriers, encounters and challenges faced when working with B.M.E. children and their families.

5 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Why B.M.E. children and families are in Britain Better opportunities (study, work, support their families abroad) Civil war / war / race wars Slavery Invitations Colonialism

6 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Why B.M.E. children and families are in Britain By birth Child traffiking Prostitution Missionaries Ancestral migration

7 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you The Impact of that history on their lives Responsibilities (both here and abroad) Victimisation Isolation Racism and Inequality Embracing new cultures Loss of identity Health issues (e.g. depression)

8 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you The Impact of that history on their lives Health issues (e.g. depression) Change in lifestyle Loss of status Lack of recognition High representation in prisons, criminal justice, with mental problems etc.

9 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Barriers, Encounters and Challenges Language Cultural Religious Educational Employment Lack of trust Prejudice

10 Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Listening to you, working for you Barriers, Encounters and Challenges Lack of understanding of how the system works Lack of / less information Support networks available Where to go How to engage with the available support networks


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