Guide to culture, legislation and children’s welfare in Sierra Leone
Author: Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Last Updated: 06 September 2011
Publication Date: 21 May 2010One of a series of country reports providing background information about customs, childhood and legislation that will help UK social workers when working with families from different cultural backgrounds.
This document forms one of a series of countryprofiles written for Community Care Inform by Children and Families Across Borders (formerly ISS UK).
Customs, cultures and belief systems
The position of children within Sierra Leonean society
Issues of custom or etiquette to bear in mind when working with Sierra Leonean families or children
The legal framework around child welfare
Issues around adoption and international movement of children
Snapshot of migration trends
Support organisations in the UK
Further information and advice
5.4 million (July 2011 est.)
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The official language is English but its regular use is more limited.
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