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girls in saris playing in the playgroundHow we are engaging with local communities to help children and young people in the north east of England.

Our current campaigns

We are involved in three distinct types of campaigning within Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

Safeguarding in BME communities

Since January 2006 the NSPCC has developed a range of safeguarding programmes for parents and carers in BME communities across Tyneside.

We have delivered programmes to the Hindu and Chinese community and we are now embarking on programmes in the Bangladeshi community.

We have also established safeguarding programmes for parents and carers from refugee communities in Middlesbrough and are developing similar programmes in Gateshead, south Tyneside and Sunderland.

Working with young people in BME communities

We have created participation groups of children and young people who will gain confidence in discussing their safeguarding and security concerns in the public domain. Including a group of young Muslims called “Changepossible”, and we are now establishing similar groups in Chinese and African communities.

Developing relationships between professionals and BME communities

We are developing BME forums and conferences which enable BME community representatives and professionals working in BME communities to come together and share expertise, discuss key issues and work towards a better understanding of each others work.

How can I get involved?

Please contact John Hinman on 01642 701272 or email jhinman@nspcc.org.uk for further information.

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