Roana Roach obituary

My friend and colleague Roana Roach, who has died aged 58 of cancer, was a social worker who had an unstinting commitment to children living in care or on the edge of care.

She was also particularly mindful of the contribution she could make to helping black and minority ethnic children, and was acutely aware of the impact of racism and discrimination on marginalised groups of young people. At the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) she devised and delivered training courses aimed at improving care and support for BAME families and children, and also set up one of the first support groups for BAME adopters, who benefited from her valuable advice and skills.

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Category: Social Work