Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)

Charity information

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)

AFRUCA - Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (UK) is an organisation concerned about cruelty against the African child. With offices in London and Manchester, we are the premier charity promoting the welfare of African children in the UK. We are also the lead charity working with child victims of trafficking from Africa. We provide support and assistance to enable young people develop the skills to move on from their terrible experiences of trafficking. We also work in partnership with other organisations in Africa to support street children and across Europe to assist families in need.

Founded 2001

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to promote the rights and welfare of African children. With a presence in two UK cities (London and Manchester) and projects working with children, young people and families across London and in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford, we are undeniably the voice of the African Child in the UK. Our national spread means we have become accessible enough to be regarded as the first point of contact for those interested in the welfare of African children.

  • Aims

    Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA) aims to:

    • Raise the profile of African children in the UK, and create awareness of their needs in ways that promote a positive climate for change.
    • Ensure that children are aware of the risks of abuse, know their rights, and have skills to protect themselves.
    • ?Promote positive parenting among African parents and others who care for children.
    • Increase understanding in relation to African communities about the risks of abuse to African children, and promote the development of appropriate services, practices, and support to African families.
    • Influence the development of policy and regulatory action in ways that will safeguard African children.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2001

    Registered Charity Number: 1093027

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 0207 7042261

    Address: AFRUCA Head Office Unit 3D/F Leroy House 436 Essex Road London N1 3QP

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