Introduction to Harmful Practices: Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage and so-called ‘Honour’ Based Violence

Duration:3 hours

This training, from the Safe in the City Partnership, will explore the definitions and practices associated with female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and ‘so called’ honour based violence, placing these within a wider context of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). The session will focus on communities these commonly take place within and the procedures if a disclosure of, or a risk is presented of a harmful practice taking place.


Learning Outcomes 

At the end of the workshop, participants will:

    • Demonstrate a clear understanding of different harmful practices
    • Identify the risk factors that can render women and girls vulnerable to harmful practices
    • Identify the signs that a woman or girl is at risk of, or experiencing, harmful practice/s
    • Describe the legislative and policy frameworks that exist for the prevention of harmful practices, the safeguarding of women and girls and the prosecution of perpetrators
    • Understand that while harmful practices can have a disproportionate impact on some groups, they are a form of VAWG, are interconnected with other forms of domestic and sexual violence and abuse and are likely to co-exist within the same family environment 


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

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