THE FRAGILITY OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE. A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England Cover Image

THE FRAGILITY OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE. A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England
THE FRAGILITY OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE. A Preliminary Account of Child Protection Practice with Romani and Traveller Children in England

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: European Roma Rights Center
Keywords: Roma and Traveller children in England;
Summary/Abstract: To examine the concerns that have been listed more fully, the authors of this report have been commissioned by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) to carry out a preliminary study into the scale and nature of child protection practice with Romani and Traveller children in England. Specifically, the study aimed to: 1. Highlight the principal reasons for child protection involvement with Romani and Traveller children; 2. Map the placement type and legal status of Romani and Traveller children involved in child protection systems; 3. Examine the reasons for the placement of Romani and Traveller children in state care; 4. Explore how child protection professionals describe their work with Roma children; and, 5. Shed some light on the experiences of families who have experienced child protection involvement.The findings presented in this report reflect data that has been gathered in four separate ways. First, data was gathered through a series of Freedom of Information Requests to the Department of Education. Second, data was gathered from 137 questionnaires completed by child protection professionals working in England. Third, data was gathered from focus group interviews with 155 child protection professionals working in England. Finally, data was also gathered from two families who have experienced child protection involvement in family life.

  • Page Count: 78
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English