An Exploration of Training and Support Issues for those Working with Children, Young People and families from Traveller, Irish Traveller, Gypsy, Roma and Show People Communities

Anne Wilkin, Kay Kinder, Kerry Martin, Mark Robinson, Ben Haines , Chris Derrington

01 December 2008

the literature review 

This research project was commissioned by the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) to explore the range of issues around working with Travellers, Irish Travellers, Gypsies, Roma and Showpeople, as well as the support and training available to staff involved.

The research was conducted between November 2007 and July 2008. It was divided into main stages: a literature review; and a further investigation of current practice and training (the focus of the main project report and the thematic summary). The investigative study included: 20 telephone interviews and six in-depth case-study visits.

This is the final report and summary from the study.

Sponsor Details

Children's Workforce Development Council