Harmful Practices: Forced Marriage and so called ‘honour’ based violence

Location:Brighton & Hove
Duration:3 hours

This training, from the Safe in the City Partnership, will explore the definitions of forced marriage and so called ‘honour’ based violence, increase awareness of how to respond to cases of forced marriage and the key procedures that should be followed if risk is identified. Attendees will also explore recommendations and guidelines produced for practitioners by the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) and how to implement them in their practice. The session will increase knowledge of Brighton & Hove’s approach towards harmful practices, highlight local and national services and how to refer to these services appropriately. These forms of violence and abuse will also be contextualised within a wider context of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

    • Understand the difference between forced marriages (FM) and arranged marriages
    • Be able to explain the different types of actions that constitute ‘honour’ based violence (HBV)
    • Examine the perceived cultural aspects behind forced marriages and the key motives for perpetration of FM and HBV
    • Know about the law surrounding FM, specifically the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 and the new criminal offence
    • Be able to recognise indicators and effects of FM and HBV on victims



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

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, CVS groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. Private organisations and those working outside the city – £120