Knowledge about the abuse of black and minority ethnic people is limited for a number of reasons; one being that very little research has been undertaken. However, it is known that adult abuse can happen anywhere, that is, different forms of abuse are likely to happen in all communities. Therefore, it is important to give this subject area some attention from the knowledge we have already gained.
Workers across the sectors need to consider what they would do if they suspected or found that a minority ethnic person was being abused. Through the use of seven case studies, viewers will be introduced to the different forms of abuse. Also, the case studies clearly portray the fact that it is wrong to stereotype – male and females can be victims or abusers.
Although the main objective of the DVD is to raise awareness about abuse which could happen in different minority ethnic groups, the viewer is also made aware of the Department of Health's guidance No Secrets and the importance of local policies and procedures on vulnerable adults and adult abuse. Consequently, the viewer will be taken through definitions of abuse but also taught about what constitutes good practice.
The DVD contains learning points, discussion questions and exercises.