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More than faith - Muslim-heritage children in care: Strategic Briefing (2022)

Published: 31/05/2022

Author: Cheruvallil-Contractor S, Halford A


This briefing aims to support senior managers in meeting the needs of Muslim-heritage children and young people in care. Although it is aimed at senior leaders and managers, the content is of relevance to anyone working with Muslim-heritage children and young people.

The briefing draws upon research and illustrative case examples, and comprises the following sections:

  • Introduction and terminology
  • Diversity of the Muslim faith
  • The importance of cultural identity and lived religion
  • Children and young people’s intersectional identities
  • Overcoming challenges to meet the needs of Muslim-heritage children and young people
  • How can professionals support Muslim-heritage children and young people in care, and their carers?

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Analysis, decision-making, planning and review | Relationships and effective direct work | Communication | Confident analysis and decision-making | Shaping and influencing the practice system | Developing excellent practitioners | Support effective decision-making

PCF - Diversity and equality | Knowledge