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Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage

Home and intimate relationships should help people to feel safe but that may be compromised if children, young people and their parents are living with emotional pressures such as the threat of forced marriage, honour-based violence, and domestic or intimate partner abuse.

The impact of these experiences for children and young people should always be considered and referrals made to Children’s Social Care if there are concerns. Similarly you should consider the vulnerability of the adults involved and consider a referral to Adult Safeguarding.

Below are SSCB fact sheets, policies and protocols, and training to help you and your workforce understand the issues involved, know when to ask for support and to get help when it is needed.

SSCB fact sheets:

SSCB policy & protocols:

Education settings' should also go to their policies & procedures page to find other useful guidance about domestic abuse and forced marriage.

SSCB Multi-Agency Training:

Other Sheffield Training:

  • Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment and MARAC
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse
  • Systems of Abuse including Forced Marriage/Honour Based Violence/FGM

The courses above are administered by Action Housing.  For further details and to apply for these courses please complete the: Domestic Abuse Training Booking Form or email: training.group@actionorg.uk

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