Secretariat for the group is provided by The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK and UEL Centre for Social Work Research.
The broad purpose of the group is to focus on the child protection/safeguarding needs of children and young people in migration and within ethnic minority communities. This focus aims to ensure that the rights, care and protection of the migrant and BME child are upheld and that best quality services are delivered to these children and young people.
The responsibilities of the group are to monitor and to work to improve the quality of care for these children and young people, through supporting research, campaigning and promoting professional and practitioner communication and networking, and through publication and dissemination online and in print media.
The group was established by VCF and UEL CSWR in Autumn 2016 and launched at parliament on 18th January 2017.