Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief – Training

Child Abuse Linked to Faith & Belief CPD-accredited training in Edgbaston, Birmingham 10am-3pm Thursday 4 July 2019 


  • 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 by Children’s Quarter and Our Place takes place at Birmingham City University in Edgbaston and is led by experienced practitioners Beth Thomas  and Dawn Latham.  In it, you will: 

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.  

Fee: £30 for members of Children’s Quarter and £50 for non-members

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