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BAMER Community Prevention Project (Parents Protect! Across Communities)  (Pare

A three-year pilot project to identify ways of preventing child sexual abuse within Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities in London. 

Working in partnership with Praxis, the NSPCC and the Somali community in London we have been able to identify the best ways of preventing abuse within this community and have explored ways that similar prevention work might be initiated in other communities. The project takes a participatory approach and is involving community members in the design and delivery of awareness messages.

Using a similar 'workshop' approach employed for our broader Parents Protect! seminars, we engaged with parents from the Somali community, in partnership with Somali community workers. The subsequent evaluations of these workshops demonstrated that the information delivered had a significant impact on the parents' confidence in keeping their children safe from abuse. Parents were also keen to share their new learning with other parents and carers.

Parents Protect! Across Communities Toolkit

As a result of our work in Somali communities, we have developed a Parents Protect! Across Communities toolkit that can be used by other organisations to take prevention messages into their own communities. Over the next 12 months we will be identifying suitable potential partners in Europe, and other BAMER communities in the UK, who are interested in making use of the toolkit.

For further information on the Parents Protect! Across Communities workshops download this flier.

Download the Parents Protect! Across Communities toolkit summary here.

A full resource disk that includes the Parents Protect! Across Communities toolkit is available to interested partners. To request a copy of the disk or if you are interested in finding out more about our work in BAMER communities please email Liz Maslen on 

Our resources are free to download, and we want to continue to provide free information and research to help adults, parents and carers protect children from harm. However, as a charity we have limited funds available to develop and print materials and we welcome support from individuals. If you are interested in making a donation to help support our work please follow this link.