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Harmful Practices Training (Honour Based Violence & Forced Marriage)

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

This 2-hour live webinar will look at Honor Based Abuse and Forced Marriage across all cultures, religions and families. The impact these types of abuse have on victims and their children will be explored, along with support information and safeguarding referral processes. A lived experience is also included as part of this training. This important multi-agency training is being presented by a very experienced external trainer, who has worked closely with local authorities and police forces to combat these behaviours and can bring personal knowledge to these training sessions.

Target Audience:

This course will raise awareness, identification and support processes of Honour Based Violence & Forced Marriage to multi-agency practitioners, enabling them to identify and safeguard those children at risk more confidently.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Put forced marriage into the context of Domestic Abuse & so-called Honour Based Abuse
  • Identify the definitions of Honour Based Abuse/Forced Marriage & Government / Policing Strategy
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the differences between Arranged / Forced Marriage & why they happen
  • Be able to recognise the risk indicators / triggers as to why an individual may suffer Honour Based Abuse /Forced Marriage
  • Identify challenge community/cultural beliefs


BHSCP courses for April and May 2024 are now live and can be booked via the Learning Zone platform and courses for the rest of the year will be live on Learning Zone by the end of April 2024. Agency Leads have been contacted requesting account information requirements for professionals who will require a Learning Zone account to view and book training from April.  Once an account has been created for individuals they will receive an activation email from the Learning Zone.  If you need a Learning Zone account and haven’t yet requested one please email .

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, community/voluntary sector groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. For private organisations and those working outside the city the cost is £120.

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