Multi-Agency Guidelines regarding Forced Marriage

June 17, 2014Comments Off on Multi-Agency Guidelines regarding Forced Marriage

On the 16 June under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 forcing someone to marry is now a criminal offence. This includes:

–        Taking someone overseas to force them to marry (whether or not the marriage takes place)

–        Marrying someone who lacks mental capacity

–        Breaching a Forced Marriage Protection Order

Please click below to view the full multi-agency practice guidance



No Cost Suicide Intervention Training – safeTALK

June 9, 2014Comments Off on No Cost Suicide Intervention Training – safeTALK

Please see below some dates for  suicide intervention training. All the bookings
will be managed online at

The first safeTALK is at the Shadsworth Children’s Centre on 3rd July.

safeTALK is a half-day training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to
identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid

As a safeTALK-trained suicide alert helper, you will be better able to:

?    move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide;

?    identify people who have thoughts of suicide;

?    apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with
suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.

The following week, we will be presenting suicideTALK, a short session that
invites interested community members to become more aware of suicide prevention
opportunities in their community. Dealing openly with the stigma around
suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question, “Should we talk about
suicide?” This will be followed by the Professionals Network meeting.

On the 24th and 25th July, we will be delivering the 2 day ASIST

The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for
caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in
helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  Participation in the
full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice
that are based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on
suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid.

All of the training costs have been met by Blackburn with Darwen Public Health
Department, so take advantage of these opportunities to secure an
internationally recognised certificate.

See for more details and to book.


Asset Based Community Building Training – Four day Workshop in July 2014

June 5, 2014Comments Off on Asset Based Community Building Training – Four day Workshop in July 2014

Please click below to view a flyer regarding Asset Based Community Building Training including the Learning Outcomes, and further information

This four day workshop guides participants through the principles of strength based community building and an introduction to the methodology of Asset Based Community Development alongside the tools required to develop the strength based approach.

Asset Based Community Building Training