Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and Honour Based Crime

Half Day Course

01 February 2018

From 09:30 - 12:30

Only 2 place(s) remaining

Forced Marriage is a marriage conducted without the valid consent of both parties where duress is a factor.

The Forced Marriage Unit responds to approximately 400 cases per year, involving both males and females. The majority of victims are aged 15 – 24 but up to 30% are minors, some as young as 8 years old.

Forced Marriage is a form of abuse and a breach of human rights. It is therefore important that agencies work together to safeguard any children or young people that may be at risk of forced marriage.

Target Audience: Groups 3-8

This half day course is suitable for practitioners from all agencies who work with or come into contact with young people, and their siblings, who may be at risk of forced marriage.

This course is of particular relevance to schools and colleges with regards to the statutory guidance produced by Government around forced marriage "The Right to Choose" and "Handling cases of Forced Marriage".

Course Content

This course contains a mixture of power point presentation, DVD clips and group work. In particular the course covers:

  • What is forced marriage?
  • Who does it affect?
  • Impact of forced marriage.
  • Risk indicators.
  • Safeguarding young people at risk of forced marriage – TSCB policy and procedures.
  • Barriers to safeguarding.
  • Safety planning.
  • The Forced Marriage Unit.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • What is meant by the term forced marriage.
  • Cultural sensitivity and understanding.
  • The impact of a forced marriage for young people/children involved.
  • How to respond if you are concerned that a young person is at risk of being forced to marry.
  • Related issues of "Honour Crime".
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If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

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Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
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  • GM Procedures Manual
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