Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People (Work Completed)

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership oversees a number of Northern Ireland sub-groups established to take forward integrated planning on a Northern Ireland wide basis, including a Sub-Group on Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People.

Black & Minority Ethnic Children & Young People are defined as:

‘Children and young persons aged up to 18 years who live in settled Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, Travellers, Roma, refugees, asylum seekers, migrant worker communities (including undocumented people), unaccompanied children and children of mixed parentage. The term ‘settled’ in the above context means communities which have been in Northern Ireland for some decades, in contrast to migrant worker communities, which are more recently established.’

Nominated representatives from the statutory, voluntary, and community sectors who are concerned with improving the lives of BME children and young people make up this Sub Group. This Sub Group will plan what needs to change to address the rights and needs of BME children and young people and improve their outcomes, focussing on those issues that must be addressed at a Northern Ireland level.

The Sub Group will produce an action plan that will set out what it will do to ensure that the outcomes for BME children and young people are improved. The Sub Group will decide on a set of indicators which will be used to measure how well BME children and young people are doing in Northern Ireland over time. This will help the Sub Group know if its joint work is changing the lives of BME children and young people for the better.

The Sub Group  has completed its work, with the Outcomes Groups now ensuring that outcomes for BME children and young people are addressed at local level as well as at Northern Ireland level.

 

Parents Meeting June 2013