In this episode of KN BAME Talks, Leethen Bartholomew and Sameera Abdulrehman speak about mental health in BAME children and young people.
In this episode of KN BAME Talks, Leethen Bartholomew, Head of the National FGM Centre at Barnardo's and Head of Boloh (The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline) and Sameera Abdulrehman, Paralegal in our Public Law Team speak about mental health in BAME children and young people.
ABOUT Sameera Abdulrehman
Sameera Abdulrehman is a Paralegal in our Public Law Team. Sameera has assisted partners and associates in the Public, Criminal, and Regulatory teams on high profile public inquests and inquiries such as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, and regulatory work involving the FCA.
ABout Leethen Bartholomew
Leethen Bartholomew joined Barnardo’s in December 2017 as the Head of the National FGM Centre. In addition to this role, he is also the head of Boloh: The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline. As the Head of Boloh Helpline, Leethen leads on ensuring this unique and first service of it’s kind in the UK meets the needs of those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Leethen first worked in probation for a number of years and then went into frontline social work. This experience enabled Leethen to take on a leading role with a London Safeguarding Children Partnership where he became an adviser to practitioners working on cases related to culture and faith and harmful practices. Leethen then went on to work for the Social Care Institute for Excellence where he worked on a project auditing the Church of England’s safeguarding arrangements.