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

Client: CWDC | NFER Contact: Kerry Martin

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 (produced in a separate report); 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.

Time scale: November 2007 - January 2009

NFER Project Code: TGS

Research reports/findings