Honour Based Violence: Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation


Participants must have completed:

  • SSCP Safeguarding Foundation Module 1 and Foundation Module 2

Target Group: This workshop is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. The training is also for those who have responsibility for supporting, developing staff and disseminate learning.

Course Aim: To provide participants with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills for safeguarding children and young people who may experience honour based abuse including forced marriage (FM) and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be able to identify different aspects of life style beliefs and conformities across minority ethnic communities.
  • Understand the concept of ‘Honour’ and its significant impact upon the lifestyles of many communities.
  • Recognise how partners, families and communities use violence/control as a way of maintaining and reinforcing Honour
  • Recognise the vulnerabilities of victims of Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.
  • Be aware of the practice and forms of FGM
  • Recognise a wide range of multi-agency actions that can be used to effectively deal with cases of HBV and consider a risk assessment process for victims.