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Past event

Speak Out: Creating a safe space to understand minority ethnic families' experiences of family support

2 February 2022 from 16:30 to 17:30

Online (Zoom)

Hear from young people and sector professionals on the importance of family support and the experiences of minority ethnic families seeking support, as part of our SpeakOut research.

EIF, the Race Equality Foundation and Action for Children have partnered up to create SpeakOut, a safe space for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups to share their experiences on seeking support for their family.

We believe that every family should be able to get the support they need, when they need it, no matter their background. SpeakOut wants to hear from young people and parents from Black, Asian and minority ethnic families on how easy it is to find the help they need, if the help is right for them, and how things could be made better.

This event will raise awareness of issues surrounding access to family support, as well as promoting the survey. To inspire conversations about this important topic within and beyond our organisations, we have invited external speakers – including young people and those from the family support sector – to share their insight and expertise.

This event is for anyone who works in or alongside the family support sector, from national and local government, public services, community services, or any other groups involved in providing or referring families for support, as well as parents and young people themselves.

The invitation is open – please share details of this event with your colleagues, contacts and anyone who might be interested in these issues and the SpeakOut project.

Find out more

  1. EIF introduction & welcome
  2. Race Equality Foundation presentation
  3. Young people panel: young people’s perspectives on barriers, experiences and outcomes of family support
  4. Practitioner panel: sector-level perspectives on barriers, experiences and outcomes of family support
  5. Closing comments
Confirmed speakers
  • Jo Casebourne, chief executive, Early Intervention Foundation
  • Jabeer Butt, chief executive, Race Equality Foundation
  • Louise Thomas, co-founder, Break Comms
  • Nimal Jude, head of practice development, What Works for Children’s Social Care
  • Abi Miranda, head of early years, Anna Freud Centre
  • Kathleen Roche-Nagi, managing director, Approachable Parenting 
  • Joe Lane, head of policy and research, Action for Children