An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence

This course is specifically designed to help people coming into contact with young people and their families during the course of their work to promote good safeguarding practice, whilst being culturally aware.

On completion you will:

  • Have an understanding of the four main types of abuse that stem from culture related traditions: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Honour Based Violence, Spirit Possession and Forced Marriage.
  • Be more aware of the specific cultural and religious needs of others and confident at conversing with those from a differing cultural background.
  • Recognise how important cultural awareness is in supporting the best possible outcomes for all children.

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview and Background
  • Cultural Traditions – Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence
  • Introduction - Forced Marriage
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Consequences
  • Indicators and Signs
  • Legal Position
  • Assessment
  • Case Study
  • Challenge
  • Definition - Honour Based Violence
  • Introduction
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Assessment
  • Consequences
  • Challenge
  • Cultural Rituals – Female Genital Mutilation
  • Definition
  • Terminology
  • Why does it happen?
  • Types
  • Prevalence
  • Consequences
  • Legal Aspects
  • Indicators
  • Assessment
  • Challenge
  • Cultural Beliefs – Abuse Linked to Spirit Possession and Witchcraft
  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Prevalence
  • Terms
  • Types of Abuse
  • Cultural Beliefs
  • Risk Factors
  • Consequences
  • Assessments
  • Indicators
  • Challenge
  • Summary

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at practitioners working with children, young people and their families.

Worried about a child?

 

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:

 

Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,

Essex   

              RM17 6SL

 

  • 01375 652802

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  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)

 

  • 01375 372468

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  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

or
Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection

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