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Complex Safeguarding – Risk & Strengths Linked to Faith & Belief

11th May 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST



This course aims to enhance practitioner’s knowledge of the complexities of safeguarding children and families when faith and belief are possible factors. Explore the risks but also highlight strengthens within this arena for some children and families.

Training Level:  2

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the 1 day course participants will :

  • Understand how cultural/faith values and beliefs: witchcraft, spirit possession,
  • child brides and (dis)honour related abuse – may play a role within some families.
  • Exploration of beliefs with families in order to understand the level of risk if any
  • Considering how cultural and religious values and beliefs can be utilised as potential
  • strengths
  • Awareness of how child abuse may be perceived by different diverse communities
  • within the context of cultural and faith values.
  • Awareness of legislation pertaining to equality, discrimination and understanding
  • of anti-discriminatory practice within the context of safeguarding children.
  • Reflect critically on how personal values of practitioners could impact in professional
  • judgements and decision making.

Training Materials

All training handouts and PowerPoint presentation and relevant material used will be provided electronically


11th May 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm BST


Laverne Walcott-Dhainy

Non-attendance Policy

Please note that there is a non-attendance policy currently in place. There will be a charge of £100.00 (£50.00 for half day courses) for non-attendance if cancellation does not occur 5 working days before the event or replaced by another representative from your agency. All charges recuperated will be directed back into the training budget. If you are employed outside of the London Borough of Newham, please provide the name and contact details for your finance team.

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