Group A/B/C: Cultural Awareness - Working with the Orthodox Jewish Community

The Tomlinson Centre

Queensbridge Road, London E8 3ND

29 January 2019

09:15 – 13:00

Group A/B/C

Cultural Awareness

Limited Spaces

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Course details:

Aim of the course

  • To develop and deepen cultural awareness for practitioners across all agencies who work directly or indirectly with Orthodox Jewish families, in order to better understand context and issues. This is an interactive training based on frank, open dialogue with participants.


Understanding the Orthodox Jewish Community looks at:

  • The origins of the community
  • The different groupings within the community
  • The belief system and centrality of Torah –the Jewish law
  • The Jewish calendar
  • The family
  • Social norms
  • Sabbath
  • Kosher food
  • Structure of community
  • Socio economic profile including demographic information
  • Challenges facing the community
  • Understanding the Orthodox Jewish Community also looks at strategies for building relationships with mainstream agencies

Facilitator was excellent - fascinating insight across such a range of issues and practices!

Clinical Psychologist, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Facilitator: Interlink


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Before applying for CHSCB multi-agency training courses, you must have attended induction training within your own organisation, which includes familiarisation with its child protection responsibilities and the policies and procedures to be followed if you have concerns about a child's safety or welfare.

If you are applying for a Group B or C course, you must have completed introductory safeguarding children training with the CHSCB or an equivalent training course within another borough/organisation.