Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Whilst growing up, a child may be taught that a set of behaviours are deemed to be honourable. If they display any dishonourable behaviours they may be abused by their family or members of their community as punishment. This course was written in partnership with Karma Nirvana, a national award-winning charity that supports both men and women affected by forced marriage and/or honour-based abuse.

Course overview

The purpose of this course is to help you:

  • understand what Honour Based Abuse (HBA) is
  • understand the difference between a Forced Marriage (FM) and arranged marriage
  • understand the prevalence of this type of abuse
  • understand which communities are affected
  • recognise what laws exist to protect people
  • be aware of early signs that might indicate abuse
  • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is at risk
  • understand the motives and consequences of forced marriage
  • know what support is available.

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This course costs £20.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


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This course is included as part of EduCare for Education®, our bestselling training course package which combines a wide range of courses such as Child Protection, Online Safety and The Prevent Duty into one cost-effective bundle.

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Key features and benefits

Price £20.49 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 2 Hours

Target Audience Education

  • Course id: 172

Accredited / endorsed by

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE - founder of Karma Nirvana, and British-born survivor of forced marriage and honour-based abuse.

Nadhim Zahawi MP

“If we are to tackle honour-based abuse, it is important that practitioners understand the issue, know what to look out for and how to respond. I therefore welcome the launch of this online course.”

Commander Ivan Balhatchet,
National Police Chief’s Council Lead for HBA, FM & FGM

"Honour Based Abuse (HBA), constitutes an array of criminal offences including Forced Marriage, are serious violations of human rights, often affecting young, vulnerable girls and women. It is imperative that we have training and guidance to equip those who have contact with young people to better understand the concealed criminal behaviours and child abuse that is taking place.

It is only by identifying and understanding HBA will society be able to improve our outlook to appreciate the real difficulties victims find themselves in, alienated by those who are supposed to care for them. We all need to do so much more to properly safeguard the most vulnerable in our society, and I support this online course (that accompanies an existing course on FGM) to assist those in educational establishments tackle HBA."