IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM AFRUCA TO OUR USERS/PARTNERS RE COVID-19.
Please note that in the interest of the health and safety of our staff and users, we are suspending all public events and home visits for the next few weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
AFRUCA works in UK BME communities to protect and safeguard children from abuse and harm.
We aim to promote the best interests of the child in all our activities.
Our stance is that culture and religion should never be a reason to abuse children.
AFRUCA is Rebranding.
Please bear with us while we overhaul our website.
AFRUCA COVID 19 SERIES OF WEBINARS ON SAFEGUARDING
AFRUCA is holding a series of online events focusing on safeguarding issues.
Series 4: Building Positive Communication with Children during CORVID – 19
Manchester Against Modern Slavery Videos
UK BME Anti/Slavery Network - BASNET
Click to find out about BASNET and how to become a Member
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.
Trafficking of Cameroonian Child Refugees in Nigeria: NGOs Flay Facebook
Popular social media platform, Facebook has been criticised by two Non-Governmental Organisations for the recent allegation that the social media platform is being used as a conduit for the online sale of Cameroonian refugee children in Nigeria.
AFRUCA Director explains the phenomenon of “Baby Factories” in Nigeria
AFRUCA Blog Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.