Harmful Behaviour Workshops


Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage & Female Genital Mutilation

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

These serious issues fit clearly within the framework of safeguarding children and young people, and also fit within the priority areas of the LSCB[1] and also those of Children’s Services, hence the cooperation in this particular delivery. All of these harmful behaviours have impact not only on the child or young person but also the families and communities in which they reside. The aim of these workshops will be to raise the awareness of practitioners, working within the safeguarding arena to the particular issues that any of these harmful practises may raise for the service users and for the workers themselves.

Target Audience:

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention, interviewing and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To reflect on the issues relating to Honour Based Violence
  • To gain an awareness of what is a “Forced Marriage”
  • To consider what Female Genital Mutilation means and the methods in which it occurs
  • Obtain an understanding of how these practices affect the children and young people, their families and the communities in which they live.
  • To be informed of the legal situation with regard to all of these harmful practices
  • To consider how these practices are dealt with under safeguarding procedures


To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 

For support or enquiries about using the gateway please call 01273 291460 or email learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk