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Spiritual and Ritual Abuse – Including accusations of Witchcraft

Why is the BHSCP providing this course?

The course brings greater awareness and understanding to abuse that takes place here in the UK, affecting thousands of people every year, delivered by a leading expert in the area.

Target Audience:

This course will raise awareness and identification or Spiritual and Ritual Abuse, enabling practitioners to identify and safeguard those children at risk more confidently.

Learning Outcomes

  • History of this abuse and how it manifests.
  • Cultural awareness of beliefs, superstitions and spirituality.
  • Effective communication in managing a report or disclosure of this abuse, and to be confident in your approach when potentially having to challenge beliefs where they are harmful to others.
  • Successful case studies of proven techniques by the course facilitator who has over 20 years successful safeguarding investigation experience.
  • Unique developed techniques to help those who have been abused and safeguard them from further abuse.


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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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