Since our inception, we have supported many individuals who are at risk from, or survivors of, harmful practices including ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA), forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). We have helped either directly or through providing cultural advice and
support to professionals working in affected communities.
In 2021 we produced our first ever Impact Report, which we will publish annually in June going forward. Below are our topline statistics for 2020/21.
We helped 141 referrals from individuals, professional agencies including police, health/social services and educational establishments to find their ‘new beginning’.
100% of training attendees agreed they had a better understanding of the impact of ‘honour’-based abuse and/or harmful practices.
We engaged with more than 100 individuals via our community awareness sessions and events..
We reached nearly 1,000 professionals via training about HBA & harmful practices.
We reached nearly 600 young people with education and awareness sessions on harmful practices and how to prevent them.
5% of referrals had been subjected to or were at risk of FGM (January – December 2020).
12% of referrals concerned forced marriage (January – December 2020).
83% of referrals were at risk of ‘honour’-based abuse (January – December 2020).
We have recorded the data outlined in this impact report from April 2020 – March 2021, unless otherwise stated. During this time we have worked with communities and community organisations, education services, businesses, health and social services and the police across the UK.