AFRUCA (Africans United Against Child Abuse) charity has produced a new manual on child protection for African parents in the UK.
"Manual on Child Protection for African Parents in the UK" is a step by step guide meant to support parents in improving their knowledge and skills of child protection and child safeguarding.
“We have produced this document to help stem the tide of African children being removed from parents because of child abuse,” AFRUCA said.
AFRUCA is a charity promoting the rights and welfare of African children in the UK.
Modupe Debbie Ariyo, OBE, Founder and Executive Director of AFRUCA, told The AfroNews that “many parents have no idea about what to do or not to do, there really is nowhere to go for help and information about many issues.”
The publication provides a step-by-step guide on many relevant issues like: leaving children alone at home, discipline, children and the internet, the laws about child protection in the UK, etc.
“This booklet aims to give African parents a greater understanding of the various issues around child upbringing in the UK and to suggest ways of dealing with those issues within the confines of UK laws in order to ensure that a child grows up in an environment that helps to maximise his/her life chances,” Ms. Debbie writes in the introduction to the guide.
AFRUCA has printed a limited number of copies of this guide which can also be downloaded from the charity’s website.
To obtain a copy of the "Manual on Child Protection for African Parents in the UK", please visit: http://www.afruca.org/publications.html