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AFRUCA News

AFRUCA Receives Three Year Grant to Establish Diaspora Anti-Slavery Network

AFRUCA has received a three year grant of £180,000 to help meet the core costs of setting up a BME/Diaspora Anti-Slavery Network

AFRUCA Director explains the phenomenon of “Baby Factories” in Nigeria

by BBC Focus on Africa ft. Debbie Ariyo

- AFRUCA FOUNDER AWARDED CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP TO RESEARCH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN CHILD TRAFFICKING INTERVENTIONS

AFRUCA APPOINTS NEW CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

We are very delighted to announce the appointment of former Assistant Director of Children’s Services at Salford City Council Ms Gani Martins as new Chair of AFRUCA and Dr Tsitsi Chawatama, Consultant Paediatrician as our Vice Chair.

AFRUCA Newsletter

In this edition

Modern Slavery In The UK
Why Nigerian Children are Used As Domestic Slaves
Putting An End to “Omo-Odo” (Domestic Slavery)
Meet AFRUCA’s Anti-Slavery Ambassadors
AFRUCA Anti-Modern Slavery Campaign
Many more articles of interest.

AFRUCA Press Release

“MANCHESTER AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY” - NEW AFRUCA PROJECT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF MODERN SLAVERY IN MANCHESTER CITY LAUNCHED

AFRUCA has received a new grant from Manchester City Council to help raise awareness of Modern Slavery in the city.

AFRUCA Blog Articles

Children In Ghana’s Fishing Sector: If We Dont Understand Slavery, We Cannot Help Its Victims
Children In Ghana’s Fishing Sector: If We Dont Understand Slavery, We Cannot Help Its Victims

In May and June 2019, I visited Ghana as the first part of my 2019 Winston Churchill travel fellowship. My aim was to better understand the various drivers of child trafficking in Ghana’s fishing sector and to explore some of the responses on the ground by engaging with a range of government agencies, NGOs and those working to support children who have been rescued.

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Cries of the Youth
Cries of the Youth

There has been a sharp rise in crime involving the use of guns and knives in Manchester. The Greater Manchester Police, have reported that in the first quarter of 2019, there were around 787 recorded crimes involving the use of a knife. This includes threatening behaviour and possession of such weapons.

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AFRUCA Training

AFRUCA TRAINING BROCHURE

– FOR AGENCIES WORKING WITH BLACK AFRICAN CHILDREN & FAMILIES 2019-2020

This brochure identifies the range of training courses we have available in 2019/20.

Resources

Child Protection Manuals

AFRUCA publishes training manuals on Child Protection in both English and French.

Safeguarding African Children

AFRUCA has produced the “Safeguarding African Children in the UK” series of publications to highlight different safeguarding issues and to assist members of the African community in the UK to know more about different forms of child abuse and how to identify the signs so children can be safe and be better protected.

AFRUCA Research Series – Voices of the Community

AFRUCA has developed a new research programme to explore key safeguarding issues in African communities in the UK. We aim to create a body of knowledge to help inform policy and practice on safeguarding issues. It is our hope that many of the community projects developed can be further investigated through in-depth academic research.

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Therapeutic Services

AFRUCA offers a therapeutic service for African children, young people and families who have survived or have been at risk of undergoing FGM and Human Trafficking.

AFRUCA in the UK

AFRUCA runs the Following Prevention and Early Intervention Services and Activities Across England

AFRUCA in Europe

AFRUCA works across Europe in partnership with different agencies to help address many of the issues faced by African children, young people and families, who are trying to settle down into their new lives in different European countries.

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