Domestic abuse and BME women, children and young people

From 30th March 2017 to 27th April 2017
Time: 9:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Norton Park Conference Centre, Edinburgh EH7

Shakti Women's Aid provides support, information and advocacy for black/minority ethnic (BME) women, children & young people affected by domestic abuse. This training runs over a day and a half, and is open to all statutory, & voluntary staff, community workers and interested individuals.

Training overview:

- The definitions of domestic abuse
- How domestic abuse affects women and their families from BME communities
- How domestic abuse affects BME children and young people
- The varying understanding of the concept of 'honour' and how this impacts on BME community members experiencing domestic abuse
- Forced marriage and connected issues
- Immigration issues such as women with 'No Recourse to Public Funds' status
- Structures and policies in Scotland and the UK

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