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Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding - Certified by CPD

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.

See below for further information.

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Course Overview:

The course aims to help anyone who works with children or has regular contact with children to recognise and respond to situations where abuse linked to ‘honour-based’ violence and forced marriage; female genital mutilation; and beliefs in ‘witchcraft’ or ‘spirit possession’ has occurred or may occur.

For example, those who work in schools, healthcare, social care, faith organisations, community groups or the police.

In the ‘Honour-based’ crime and Forced Marriage course you will:

• Understand what is meant by ‘honour’
• Understand what it means to communities
• 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 abuse

Course Details

The course contains 12 modules:

  • Honour-based Violence – Understanding the Community
  • Honour-based Violence – What is ‘Honour-based’ Violence and Forced Marriage?
  • Honour-based Violence – The Victims and the Perpetrators
  • Honour-based Violence – Barriers to Change
  • Challenges for the Professional
  • FGM – The Hard Facts
  • FGM – The Beliefs Behind FGM
  • FGM – The Impact of FGM
  • FGM – Challenges for the Professional
  • Abuse Related to a Belief in Witchcraft – The Belief and Abuse
  • Abuse Related to a Belief in Witchcraft – Risk Factors
  • Abuse – Challenges for the Professional

Upon successful completion of this course bundle, you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date and CPD hours.


For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected].

Additional information

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Audio: Yes

Available for immediate enrolment: Yes

Completion Criteria: Pass Final Test, Visit All Pages

Course Duration in Minutes: 360

Course Publisher: Me Learning

Language: English

Level: Professional Development

Suitable Devices: PC

Video: Yes


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