Help for Roma families
We want to improve access to justice for Roma parents going through child protection proceedings. We developed this project in response to concerns about the increase in Roma families subject to child protection investigations and the number of Roma children being taken into care by local authorities in England.
We worked collaboratively with a range of agencies, including Roma Support Group (London), Roma Community Care (Derby) and Clifton Learning Partnership (Rotherham), legal experts, academics, and professionals working at the local authority to develop a multimedia toolkit for Roma parents. The toolkit consists of an information guide, a short film and community training illustrating key elements of the legal framework and the skills needed to fully comply with the child protection requirements. We are very proud of the impact these resources have been found to have. You can read more about the findings of the independent evaluation of this project on the Law for Life site.