We offer training for professionals and student workshops on honour-based abuse and forced marriage.
Professionals, such as teachers, are often well placed to spot signs that a forced marriage is being planned, or that abuse is taking place within the family home. A child may show behaviour changes such as lack of concentration, appearing anxious or signs of self-harm. There are many indicators that a child could be experiencing ‘honour’ based abuse and looking out for these can be challenging, especially as some indicators can be linked to other changes in a child’s life.
Our training explores different indicators and includes learning on what the ‘honour’ codes mean to some communities. We believe that if professionals have a strong understanding of harmful cultural practices, including the reasons behind them, then they will feel more confident in spotting the signs and dealing with concerns in a way that is proportionate and sensitive.
Our training covers the following:
We recommend a session for about 90 minutes including some short film footage and some discussion points. However, we may be able to adapt the training to a shorter time-frame as needed. For more information please contact us.
Testimonials from trainee social workers:
‘A very informative session, thank you.’
‘Learning from personal experiences was very helpful and hits home how important this work is.’
Please contact us to book your training session.