Cultural competence in social work practice: A critical analysis of the implementation of culturally competent practice with children and their families from Black and Ethnic Minority Ethnic Group (BMEG)

Mandiya, Tsitsi (2017) Cultural competence in social work practice: A critical analysis of the implementation of culturally competent practice with children and their families from Black and Ethnic Minority Ethnic Group (BMEG). Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

One of the most important values of social work practice is to be able to recognise and empower those that are different and are most likely to be isolated and oppressed in society. Therefore, implementing cultural competence in a country with ethnic diversity like England is of paramount importance. This literature review uses a thematic analysis to critically analyse and review relevant literature on culturally competent practice in social work practice with children and families from BMEG (Black and Minority Ethnic Groups). Common themes identified and explored in the literature are; untangling cultural competence, cultural competence knowledge and skills in social work practice and training, cultural stereotypes, service delivery and language barriers. Findings from the above themes demonstrated that social workers face challenges with implementing culturally competent services due to limited resources and lack of skills and knowledge. Recommendations for better practice are made in the study which include making referrals to services which meet the needs of children and families from BMEG such as the Family Group Conferencing (FGC). The need and suggestion for more FGC to be opened around England is highlighted. Moreover, emphasis is given on using the holistic assessment when assessing children and their families as this gives a full picture of the child and more understanding of the support system around them. Also, the need for social workers to keep up-to-date with their cultural competence training is stressed. Most importantly the need for further studies in England on cultural competence is emphasised.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA Social Work
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural competence, black, minority, ethnic, social work practice, safeguarding, child protection
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Departments > Social Work
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 15:52
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3339

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