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This branch gives advice and guidance to schools working with Black and minority ethnic parents including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller.

Documents created before September 2011 will refer to EMAS or ACTES. Services have been reorganised and addresses will have changed. Contact your local authority for details of their support services.


 Guidance documents


Description and link
Black, Ethnic Minority, Refugee, Asylum Seekers, Traveller Parent Information about supporting children in education
The Runnymede Trust designed Tell Me What I Need to Know to help parents, particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)  Refugee, Asylum-seeking and Traveller communities to support their children’s education more confidently and effectively.

English Education System  Translated information about the English education system in; Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog – the list of documents does not appear in alphabetic order so you need to scroll down to near the bottom of the page.
Information for parents of children with EAL   Milton Keynes parent information including: the English education system, supporting your child with your first language, supplementary schools   
Refugee Council
Information for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in many languages includes information about education
Bristol City of Sanctuary
Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary is an initiative of Bristol City of Sanctuary, which aims to:Promote positive attitudes within schools, colleges and their communities around people seeking sanctuarySupport schools and colleges to take positive steps and to be proud of being places of safety and inclusion for allRecognise and celebrate schools and colleges that are committed to welcoming and supporting people seeking sanctuary