Modupe Debbie Ariyo OBE

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Modupe Debbie Ariyo OBE

Modupe Debbie Ariyo OBE

As a child rights campaigner, Debbie has been very vocal and visible  in highlighting issues affecting the safeguarding of African children in  the UK. She has helped to develop AFRUCA’s work programmes on the  promotion and protection of African children. She works with and advises  UK agencies and international bodies to help improve service provision  to black and minority ethnic children.

Debbie is a recognised expert in the field of child protection and diversity issues. She has also written and spoken extensively on issues affecting  the welfare of children in the UK. She is a Trainer, a Campaigner and a  strong advocate for the rights and welfare of African children. She was a founding  Non Executive Board Member of the Independent Safeguarding Authority,  the UK agency established to prevent unsuitable  people from working with children and vulnerable adults.

Debbie is a Fellow of the School for Social Enterpreneurs. She has  received many awards and commendation for her work including the  Gathering of Africa’s Best Award for her contributions to the positive  image of the UK African community through her work at AFRUCA. She won  the best Female Social Entrepreneur Award by Precious Awards for Women.  She was also awarded the Excellence in Humanitarian Work Award by the  Nigerian International Professional Network for her work with African  children.

Debbie was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2011 Honours List for her work with children and families.


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