Abuse Related to Beliefs in Witchcraft

Abuse Related to Beliefs in Witchcraft

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Updated Oct 17, 2018

Course Description

The course will increase your understanding of abuse relating to beliefs in witchcraft. It will also help to reduce any anxiety you may have about carrying out your safeguarding responsibilities when working with or dealing with people who have different belief systems.

The course is split into three modules:

  • The Belief and Abuse
  • Risk Factors
  • Challenges for the Professional

In this course you will:

  • Know what witchcraft is and the language used by perpetrators to refer to it
  • Know what the beliefs are and how widespread they are in the UK
  • Know which communities or groups may believe in witchcraft
  • Know what kind of abuses can occur in relation to witchcraft
  • Learn about who the perpetrators might be
  • Understand what the future holds for a victim
  • Learn how to help prevent the next Victoria Climbié
  • Learn about the common features and warning signs of witchcraft abuse
  • Learn about the indicators of witchcraft abuse
  • Learn about the issues around migration
  • Learn about the common features about the abuser
  • Know what the key policies and legislation are in relation to abuse linked to witchcraft
  • Know the importance of understanding the limitations of your role
  • Understand the importance of addressing any misguided attitudes that you may have
  • Understand the importance of community led approaches to preventing witchcraft abuse
  • Learn what to do if you suspect a child is at risk of witchcraft abuse or is experiencing abuse

Who is this course for?

The course aims to help anyone who works with children or has regular contact with children to recognise and respond to situations where abuse linked to beliefs in 'witchcraft' or 'spirit possession' has occurred or may occur. For example, those who work in schools, healthcare, social care, faith organisations, community groups or the police. 

Course Duration

90 minutes