Honour-Based Violence and Forced Marriage

Honour-Based Violence and Forced Marriage

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Updated Aug 26, 2019

Course Overview

This five module course, contained in our Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding course bundle, will increase your understanding of abuse relating to ‘honour-based’ violence and forced marriage.

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.

On completion of the course, which contains additional resource materials, useful links and five refresher guides, you will automatically get a certificate with your name, CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

Target Audience

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 ‘honour-based’ violence and forced marriage has occurred or is likely to occur.

This is relevant to those working in schools, healthcare, social care, faith organisations, community groups or the police or anyone who feels they need some forced marriage training or honour-based violence training.

Learning Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of the following subjects:

  • What is meant by ‘honour’
  • What it means to communities
  • What forced marriage, ‘honour-based’ violence and ‘honour’ killings are
  • Where the ideas come from and how big the problem is in the UK
  • Who is most at risk and when they are most at risk
  • What the family’s motives are
  • What the aggravating factors are
  • What the impact on the victim is
  • The barriers to change
  • The law in relation to ‘honour-based’ crimes
  • What the indicators are