Training for Social Care Professionals (Children and Adult)

Social Workers are experiencing an increase in cases of honour based abuse and forced marriage. With increased identification, it is becoming evident to social workers that Honour Based Abuse is not a simple issue and the social work framework of working with families can often increase the risk of serious harm. It is vital that social workers understand what an appropriate and effective response to Honour Based Abuse is.

Focussing on Social Care with Children and Young People

Suited for Training Level (Duration) Description Outcomes – this training will provide
Social Worker Child Protection Lead,
Education Welfare Officers,
CAFCASS Officers,
Teachers,
Nursery Teachers
Paediatricians,
Safeguarding Boards,
Health Visitors,
Work in a Childrens Centre, Youth Workers
Basic Awareness
(3 hours)
This training will enable professionals understand the background of honour based abuse in addition to its prevalence in the UK. It will ensure professionals are aware of the key definitions in this field including the differentiation between an arranged and forced marriage. This training covers best practice guidance to handling a case of honour based abuse, including the dos and don’ts and the potential triggers for a forced marriage. This training enables professionals to understand forced marriage and honour based abuse within a child protection framework. This training reduces the risk of professional practice and procedure falling short of required statutory obligations.
Intermediate
(1 day)
Supplementry to the Basic Awareness level.
  • Provide an in-depth understanding of how honour based systems operate within families & communities;
  • Enable professionals to identify risk through the use a multi-agency risk assessment tool (future courses);
  • Provide a detailed understanding of the multiple perpetrators and where they come from;
  • Further understanding of implications of triggers for those at risk of FM & how certain events/activities considered normal for white British children may place a child from a family who operates an honour based system at risk of significant harm;
  • Increase understanding of associated risks to working in partnership with parents/communities;
  • Explore safety planning strategies for safeguarding;
  • Ensure professional understand & can apply the legal remedies to address a case of FM &/or HBA;
  • Ensure professional understand the process to repatriate & make a child a ward of the court where they have been taken out of the country & forced to marry
  • Work on real life case scenarios to identify & manage safeguarding concerns

Focussing on Social Care with Adults

Suited for Training Level (Duration) Description Outcomes – this training will provide
Social Workers in Adult services,
Care workers,
Front-line Practitioners for adults with learning disabilities>
Basic Awareness
(3 hours)
This training will enable professionals understand the background of honour based abuse in addition to its prevalence in the UK. It will ensure professionals are aware of the key definitions in this field including the differentiation between an arranged and forced marriage. This training covers best practice guidance to handling a case of honour based abuse, including the dos and don’ts and the potential triggers for a forced marriage. This training enables professionals to understand forced marriage and honour based abuse within a safeguarding adults framework. This training reduces the risk of professional practice and procedure falling short of required statutory obligations.
Intermediate
(1 day)
Supplementry to the Basic Awareness level.
  • Provide an in depth understanding of how honour based systems operate within families and communities;
  • Enable professionals to identify risk through the use a multi-agency risk assessment tool (future courses);
  • Enable professional to understand and apply procedure of annulment of a forced marriage where the vulnerable adult has lacked capacity to consent;
  • Provide a detailed understanding of the multiple perpetrators and where they come from;
  • Enable professionals to understand the implications of triggers for those at risk of forced marriage and how “standard practice” in cases of vulnerable adults may place a vulnerable adult from a family who operates an honour based system at risk of significant harm;
  • Enable professionals to understand that working in partnership with parents/carers and communities can increase the risk;
  • Explore strategies for safeguarding vulnerable adults;
  • Ensure professional understand and can apply the legal remedies to address a case of forced marriage and/or honour based abuse, including the overview of legal cases in the court of protection