Black children have been victim to some of the most high profile child abuse cases in English child protection history yet, there is a paucity of research which offers explicit attention to their safeguarding needs. Therefore my thesis will explore how Black British Caribbean children navigate experiences of abuse, where they go to for support, who they tell and how they communicate their experiences of harm. The study will also explore how services and practitioners effectively support Black children and their families.
I am a Co-Director of Listen Up Research Community Interest Company, which aims to amplifying the experiences of traditionally lesser heard children, young people and families in child protection ; policy, practice and research. As a practitioner I have worked within children's services for two decades, from frontline to national strategic capacity.
I am also a Trustee for Imkaan; which is the only second tier organisation in the UK supporting Black and minoritised women and girls who experience abuse.