Dates: 9 July 2018
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Hounslow Professional Development Centre, St. John’s Road, Isleworth TW7 6RU
Why Hounslow SCB is providing this course:
In a borough with Hounslow’s diversity we would expect services to be called on to safeguard children and young people from illegal and harmful cultural practices such as forced marriage and associated ‘honour’ related violence. However, this rarely features in the work of our protective services. These are hidden problems and there is work to do to raise awareness and the capacity of professionals and community organisations to offer help and support to affected people in our community. This course is part of that initiative led by the community safety partnership within Hounslow’s VAWG (Violence against Women and Girls) strategy.
The course aims to ensure participants are able to:
- Understand the context of forced marriage, who is at risk and why it happens.
- Appreciate the likely prevalence of forced marriage.
- Use child protection and best practice guidance.
- Recognise and act upon potential risks,
- Appreciate safe practice when raising concerns about forced marriage.
- Put children and young people who may be at risk in contact with help and advice locally and nationally.
- Understand the role of the Forced Marriage Unit and Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Who this course is for.
Anyone whose work involves contact with children and young people from practicing communities. communities (the risk affects very young children who might be siblings of those previously forced into marriage). Particularly schools, youth settings, community organisations, police, social work, health.
This course is led by one of Hounslow’s Independent Domestic Violence Advocates and the adult safeguarding lead from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
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