Working with African families

Passion4Fusion and Iriss are developing resources for the social care workforce to build understanding and the knowledge required to support children, young people and families from the African diaspora who are living in Scotland.

Working with African Diaspora families

A supportive toolkit for the social care workforce

This toolkit is for anyone who is part of the social care workforce who wants to deliver best practice to African Diaspora children and families…

Promoting conversations

Creating environments that make open conversation possible

Throughout our work with Passion4Fusion, we’ve been incredibly motivated by the optimism and drive of our partners. They are knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate about supporting the children and families they work with.

Where you find P4F, you find enthusiasm. 

Working with African Diaspora Families: launching our toolkit

Our supportive toolkit for the workforce has launched!

Earlier this week, we launched our toolkit for social work and social care practitioners, ‘Working with African Diaspora Families.’ We have been working in partnership with Passion4Fusion since April 2023, to imagine and create this resource. Along the design process, we’ve had invaluable input from social workers, to inform and shape the resource.

Advocating for cultural safety: join us on the journey

A Collaborative Effort for Cultural Safety: Your Role in Transforming Practice

For the past six months, we've had the privilege of partnering with Passion4Fusion (P4F). We've been working on a toolkit to help the social care workforce support African Diaspora families. Our focus has been on the African Diaspora community in Edinburgh and the Lothians - an area that P4F knows inside and out. They are familiar with the challenges faced by these families…

Co-designing support

How we are harnessing workforce expertise to improve the experiences of black and ethnic minority families

At Iriss, we’ve been partnered with Passion4Fusion for nearly six months, working on the creation of a toolkit to equip the social care workforce with the understanding they need to best support black and ethnic minority families. Working with predominantly African diaspora in Edinburgh and the Lothians, this is an area that P4F know inside and out.

Acknowledging anxiety

Getting started with Passion4Fusion

Here at Iriss we have been thinking about Mental Health Awareness Week, which ran from the 15th to the 21st of May. It got me contemplating the complexity of navigating emotions, health, systems, work, life, and everything in between…