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Volunteer Children's Champions - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Children's Champions - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location London, London
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 08 May 2015
REF LF149
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

Child Protection Community Volunteering Project (London & the South of England)

Volunteer Role: AFRUCA Children's Champion

(This is an unpaid position, but expenses will be reimbursed)

AFRUCA - Africans Unite Against Child Abuse is the premier charity promoting the rights and welfare of African children in the UK.

Role Summary

We are currently recruiting members of the African community in London & the South of England who will become our Children's Champions. These volunteers will undergo a FREE two-day intensive training to gain the necessary skills to train others in the community on child protection, cultural practices and their impact on safeguarding children in the UK. They will in turn run a workshop for at least 25 other people to gain similar knowledge and skills.

Our aim is to help to address the issue of over-representation of African children in the child protection and social welfare systems.

Your Commitment as an AFRUCA Children's Champion

A strong commitment to the rights and welfare of children.
To undergo a two-day training to gain necessary skills to train others in the community on child protection and cultural practices, and their impact on black/African children's wellbeing and safety.
Use AFRUCA training materials to conduct and evaluate your own half-day training workshop on similar subjects.
Our Champions will always be supported by experienced AFRUCA staff as they conduct their training sessions.
Disseminate AFRUCA materials on child protection to support parents.
Meet with other Children's Champions in a group to share learning.

What You Gain as an AFRUCA Children's Champion

Opportunity to help protect African children from abuse and harm
Free Child Protection training and a Certificate of Participation
Some experience of community training and public speaking
Opportunity to contribute to improving the African community in London & the South of England
Some experience of outreach work in the African faith and or community sector

Person Specification

This position might bring you into contact with vulnerable adults and children, therefore you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check to confirm your suitability to represent a children's charity and provide two satisfactory references
Must have some experience of parenting or working with children
Must be able to communicate effectively in English and 1 other language
Must be computer and internet literate
A good understanding of African cultural and religious issues and the link with child exploitation and abuse.

To apply for the role, please send your CV to training@afruca.org

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF149 | Published: 08th May 2015