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Muslim Institute Series on Child Abuse and Neglect

When

Sunday 27 Mar 2016, 15:00 — 20:00

Where

Muslim Institute
CAN Mezzanine,
49-51 Old Street, London N1 6AH

Booking

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Looked After Children: adoption and fostering and the Muslim communities

  • 27 March 2014
  • 3pm-8pm
  • £30 waged/ £10 unwaged

This is the third and final event in a series of conferences intended to generate a conversation and debate within the Muslim communities but also between Muslims and non-Muslims about child abuse and neglect. 

This conference will examine the role of culture, cultural practices and religious belief and how the impact and consequences for safeguarding children. The events offer a multi-professional and multidisciplinary forum for practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and activists – not forgetting members of the communities – to share views and experiences through presentations and discussion. These wide ranging perspectives will support our joint efforts to promote the well-being and safety of children and their families.

Date: Thursday 27th

Venue: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 Old Street, London N1 6AH

3.30pm to 4pm Registration & Refreshments

4pm Welcome – Samia Rahman, Deputy Director (Muslim Institute)

4.15pm Looked After Children Dr. Maddy Coy, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit

4.45pm Safeguarding Minority Children, Ratna Dutt, Race Equality Foundation

5.15pm Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse Katy Taylor and Ishah Jawaid (Rape Crisis Centre) 

5.45pm Q & A and Discussion

6.15pm Break

6.30pm A Child’s Journey to Britain (including a first-hand account) Alan Morrice, Greenwich Migrants Welcome

7.15pm Q &A and Discussion

7.45pm Closing Remarks

8pm Close

Child abuse and neglect are issues which challenge us all - practitioners, decision makers and researchers as well as parents, children and communities: whose responsibility is it to react, respond and care and how should it be done? Child sexual exploitation of white girls by men from Muslim communities has been the focus of much attention in recent months following convictions in a number of high profile cases.

There is excellent work going on in Muslim communities across the UK to begin to discuss sexual exploitation by men from within the community. But what about incidents of child abuse where the victim-perpetrator profile does not fit this scenario? What are the implications for communities and professionals of the recent cases?

To address these and many more questions the Muslim Institute is hosting a series of three events to explore safeguarding children and engaging with the diverse, Muslim communities of Britain.

The events offer a multi-professional and multidisciplinary forum for practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and activists – not forgetting members of the communities – to share views and experiences through presentations and workshops. These wide ranging perspectives will support our joint efforts to promote the well-being and safety of children and their families.

The series will cover:

  • Safeguarding Children – engaging with the Muslim communities on the many forms of child abuse.
    28th September 2013
    10am-4pm,
    £30 waged/ £10 unwaged  
  • Cultural Practices and Religious belief: the impact of beliefs and practices on safeguarding children
    9th November 2013
    10am-4pm
    £30 waged/ £10 unwaged

  • Looked After Children: adoption and fostering and the Muslim communities
     27 March 2014
     3pm-8pm
    £30 waged/ £10 unwaged  

Attendance is free for Muslim Institute Fellows

Muslim Institute Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Programmes

Cultural Practices and Religious belief: the impact of beliefs and practices on safeguarding children

Date: 9 November 2013.

Venue: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 Old Street, London N1 6AH

9.30am to 10am Registration & Refreshments

10am Welcome - Samia Rahman, Deputy Director, Muslim Institute

10.10am Forced Marriage and Honour based Violence, Hannana Siddiqui, Southall Black Sisters

10.30am Female Genital Mutilation, Nimco Ali

10.50am Jinn and Black Magic, Khola Hasan, writer, broadaster and Muslim Institute Fellow

11.10am Child Protection in an Online Environment, Emma Howard, CEOP

11.40am Q & A and Discussion

12.30pm Lunch

1.20pm Examining the Impact of Cultural and Religious Attitudes, Sara Khan, Director and Co-Founder of Inspire

1.40pm Faith Schools – A Case Study, Eleanor Stobart

2pm Child Abuse and Popular Culture

2.20pm Muslim Supplementary Schools: Hopes, Fears and Concerns, Shamim Miah, University of Huddersfield

2.40pm Polygamy – Who is Thinking about the Children, Yasmin Rehman

3pm Q&A and Discussion

4pm Close

Safeguarding Children – engaging with the Muslim communities on the many forms of child abuse

Date: 28 September 2013

Venue: CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 Old Street, London N1 6AH

9.30am to 10am Registration & Refreshments

10am Introduction - Yasmin Rehman, CEO, Greenwich Inclusion Project

10.10am Welcome - Samia Rahman, Deputy Director, Muslim Institute

10.30am Prof Liz Kelly, Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University

11am Anne-Marie Hutchinson, Dawson Cornwell Solcitors

11.30 Child Abuse & Human Rights, Heather Harvey, Eaves for Women

12 noon Q&A

12.30 Performance Poetry with Mizanur Rahman, former worker at Muslim Youth Helpline

12.45 – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm Q&A with Mizanur Rahman, former worker at Muslim Youth Helpline

1.45pm Marai Larasi, Imkaan

2.15pm Working with Muslim Communities to Safeguard Children, Shirley Maginley, NSPCC

2.45pm Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters

3.15pm Q&A and Plenary

4pm Close

  • Refreshments will be provided
  • For further information and to book your place please email samia@musliminstitute.org 
  • Payment can be made on the day.