Safeguarding against Forced Marriage In Nottinghamshire Level 2/3
Within the UK discourse, forced marriage has often been constructed as intrinsic to specific countries and cultures, particularly South Asian and/or Muslim populations (Chantler et al 2009: 589; Oprea 2005), however contrary to these assertions, forced marriage is not a problem specific to one specific country or culture. Dr Rowland Seymour – an academic from Birmingham University has recently completed some research about where forced marriage is happening in Nottinghamshire and he would love to share his findings with you, alongside delivering a short training session he has developed in conjunction with Karma Nirvana, a national charity tackling honour-based abuse. It is 2 hour introductory session being delivered via MS Teams.
The morning will be split into 3 short sections :
1. Introducing forced marriage and the situation in Nottinghamshire.
2. Explaining the current legal framework for safeguarding against forced marriage.
3. Practical guidance on what to do should a potential victim be safeguarded alongside signposting on to helpful resources.
At the end of the course, participants should:
- Be able to identify potential cases of forced marriage in their own organisation.
- Understand the laws protecting potential victims of forced marriage.
- Understand the safeguarding procedure when a potential case is identified.
- Know where to ask for support in identifying and dealing with cases of forced marriage.
Training Course date: Thursday, February 22, 2024