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You are not Alone

The educational journey can be a daunting and emotional experience for both families and children. At Parents of Black Children (PoBC), we strive to establish a robust support system that guides families through the challenges of this journey, with the ultimate goal of achieving equitable and compassionate outcomes for our children.

Explore the list below for organisations that offer additional support.

 

Parent Resources

It is essential for Black parents to have access to resources and support that have cultural awareness to ensure the best outcomes for their children. Across the UK there are a range of resources specifically tailored to the unique needs of Black families. Please note that these resources are not affiliated with Parents of Black Children.

Black Child Agenda

Provides Advocacy for Black children facing discrimination or exclusion in an educational settings.

Coram

Coram provide breath of support for Children and their families, this includes legal advice and educational support.

Harrow Law Centre

Harrow Law Centre’s Children and Young People division provides support for children facing problems in education including exclusions and Special Education Needs.

Kids of Colour

A Manchester based project for young people of colour to explore race and identity and challenge racism and stereotypes.

Provide advocacy and support

No More Exclusions

Grassroots coalition movement. Champions the voices of children that have experienced oppressive education or exclusion.

School Exclusion Hub

Free information and resources for families wanting to challenge school exclusions. The website includes letter templates for parents and information about the exclusion process.

School Inclusion Project

The School Inclusion Project brings together legal experts, community organisations and campaigners to tackle discriminatory school exclusions. SIP is specifically for organisations that support children and families who have been excluded and/or discriminated against.

Tips for Parenting Through School Turbulence

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Communicate concerns early, avoid letting issues fester

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Maintain open lines of communication with teachers to stay informed about your child's progress

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Seek Professional Guidance: Consult with educational professionals for additional support

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Advocate for your child's needs within the school system

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Understand your child's learning style and advocate for accommodations if needed.

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Foster a safe space for your child to share their feelings.

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Build a network of friends, family, and mentors who can offer emotional support.

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Consider additional academic support, a tutor or educational programme can help grow confidence

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Encourage participation in extracurricular activities that align with their passions

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Acknowledge and celebrate small victories to boost morale.

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Explore new environments and experiences with your child. The world is bigger than school.

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