HIPS - VIRTUAL HSCP - Harmful Practices - An Introduction to Breast Ironing

Date & Time:

Wednesday 1 March 2023 (09:30 - 11:00)

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Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams


This introductory course, available to all Hampshire professionals and volunteers working with children and young people, is part of a series of courses examining harmful practices. The course will explain what breast flattening/ ironing is and who might carry it out, what makes a girl at risk of this practice, what the law says about it, how professionals can identify it is happening and how to respond if it is suspected.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what breast flattening/ ironing is and the ways in which it is done
  • Explore some of the indicators of breast flattening/ironing and its prevalence
  • Consider the impact of breast flattening/ironing
  • Know how to respond to cases of/ suspected cases of breast flattening/ ironing

What previous delegates have said about this course:

“Greater awareness as a DSL of the signs to look out for, and the ability now to talk to staff about some of those signs too.”

"I'm more aware of what to look out for, as well as the reasons this cultural practice exists."

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Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams