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Awareness of Forced Marriage - Free Online Course

It is estimated that approximately 8,000 to 10,000 forced marriages of British citizens take place every year often resulting in devastating long term consequences for the victims.

About this free safeguarding course

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.

Learning outcomes

After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage
  • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim
  • Co-operate effectively with other agencies

This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.

Background to this free safeguarding course
Background to this free safeguarding course

An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence - Full Course

If you want more information on FGM or forced marriage, Virtual College have produced an introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence full course.

This course is specifically designed to help people coming into contact with young people and their families during the course of their work to promote good safeguarding practice, whilst being culturally aware.

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