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Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding

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Course Name:Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding
Course Code:Cultural_Awareness_in_Safeguarding
Course duration:360 minutes
Course introduction:This comprehensive course will help you to understand the safeguarding issues around ‘honour-based’ violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, and abuse related to beliefs in witchcraft. It also provides important advice and guidance for professionals.
Course objectives:In the ‘Honour-based’ crime and Forced Marriage course you will:

  • Understand what is meant by ‘honour’
  • Understand what it means to communities
  • Understand where it comes from
  • Know how big the problem is
  • Know what is forced marriage, ‘honour-based’ violence and ‘honour’ killings
  • Know how big a problem it is in the UK
  • Know who is most at risk
  • Understand what the family’s motives are
  • Know what the aggravating factors are
  • Understand what the impact on the victim is
  • Learn about the barriers to change
  • Know the law in relation to ‘honour-based’ crimes
  • Learn about the indicators
  • Know when victims are most at risk

In the Female Genital Mutilation course you will:

  • Know what FGM is and when and where is it performed
  • Know the facts and figures
  • Understand the laws that help to protect women and girls from FGM
  • Understand the socio-cultural context, including the perception of FGM as a religious obligation
  • Know what the impact of FGM is
  • Understand the attitudes towards FGM
  • Know how to identify an FGM victim or potential victim
  • Know how to help prevent and ultimately eliminate the practice
  • Know the principles to follow when FGM is suspected or has been performed
  • Know the roles of different professionals

In the Abuse Related to a Belief in Witchcraft course you will:

  • Know what witchcraft is and the language used by perpetrators to refer to it
  • Know what the beliefs are and how widespread they are in the UK
  • Know which communities or groups may believe in witchcraft
  • Know what kind of abuses can occur in relation to witchcraft
  • Learn about who the perpetrators might be
  • Understand what the future holds for a victim
  • Learn how to help prevent the next Victoria Climbié
  • Learn about the common features and warning signs of witchcraft abuse
  • Learn about the indicators of witchcraft abuse
  • Learn about the issues around migration
  • Learn about the common features about the abuser
  • Know what the key policies and legislation are in relation to abuse linked to witchcraft
  • Know the importance of understanding the limitations of your role
  • Understand the importance of addressing any misguided attitudes that you may have
  • Understand the importance of community led approaches to preventing witchcraft abuse
  • Learn what to do if you suspect a child is at risk of witchcraft abuse or is experiencing abu

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