Midwives trained to help forced marriage victims

Midwives in the West Midlands are to be trained by the police to help spot victims of forced marriage and “honour-based violence”.

About 50 Wolverhampton health workers are expected to attend a conference being held to raise awareness of the issues in Wednesfield on Wednesday.

Police hope health professionals will be able to identify potential victims when they meet new and expectant mums.

Midwives will be told to look out for signs of depression or self-harm.

 

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-22270626

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