Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief Training, Birmingham 26 Sept

Training presented by Children’s Quarter and Our Place on Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief (CALFB) at All Saints Youth Project behind All Saints Centre 2 Vicarage Road B14 7RA; 9am-3pm on 26 September.  Fee is  £30 for members and supporters of Children’s Quarter and £50 for non-members.   You can join Children’s Quarter from as little as £10/year as an individual supporter or group member


“Candles 3”by ElTico68 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

As awareness and concern about CALFB increases:

  • Abuse linked to a belief in spirit possession and witchcraft can be difficult for professionals to accept, understand and identify.  Yet high profile cases of child cruelty including those of Victoria Climbié, Khyra Ishaq and Kristy Bamu show Child Abuse Linked to Faith and Belief (CALFB) is a serious and underestimated area of importance to safeguarding.
  • Research by Victoria Climbié Foundation and others shows most respondents are not familiar with the National Action Plan on CALFB and do not know whether their Local Safeguarding Children Board includes policy and procedure on this form of abuse.
  • The most recent Children in Need survey of safeguarding assessments found an 11% increase in mentions of CALFB last year.


This one-day course led by experienced practitioners Dawn Latham and Beth Thomas will help you to:

  • Learn to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns specific to faith and belief when working with children and young people
  • Gain awareness of practices, rituals and beliefs across different faiths and cultures
  • Be equipped with the knowledge of the signs and symptoms of various forms of child abuse linked to faith and belief including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, forced marriage, and Female Genital Mutilation.
  • Participants will leave the session confident that they can act effectively and appropriately in response to the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in relation to faith and belief child abuse.


To book your place(s):

email Laura at Children’s Quarter or call 0121 441 0207



Leave a Reply