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Harmful Practices Training (Honour Based Violence & Forced Marriage)

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

This course will raise your awareness of Honour Based Abuse/Forced Marriage and the impact on victims/children. Topics covered will look into identification, assessment and reporting processes to support professionals in their safeguarding role.

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 cam bring personal knowledge to these training sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the context of Domestic Abuse & so called Honour Based Abuse
  • Explain the definitions of Honour Based Abuse/Forced Marriage in relation to the Government and Policing Strategy
  • Risk assess and analyse this risk to support victims
  • State how practitioners can identify the risks in an agency setting and use this information to inform a safety plan

Although not essential, it may be helpful to have a basic understanding of these topics prior to attending:

Awareness of Forced Marriage:

Honour Based Abuse:

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To book a place on our Safeguarding Training or for support or enquiries,  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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