WSSCP

 If you are worried about a child speak to the Integrated Front Door (IFD)
on 01403 229900

 Call 999 for the Police if you think a child is in Immediate Danger
 WSChildrenServices@westsussex.gov.uk

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Honour Based Abuse

The idea of ‘honour’ is for some communities deemed to be extremely important. To compromise a family’s ‘honour’ is often to bring dishonour and shame and this can have severe consequences. The punishment for bringing dishonour can be emotional abuse, physical abuse, family disownment and in some cases even murder.

In most honour-based abuse cases there are multiple perpetrators from the immediate family, sometimes the extended family and occasionally the community at large. Mothers, sisters, aunties and even grandmothers have been known to be involved in the conspiring of honour crimes.