FGM - Female Genital Mutilation
Date & Time:
This session is designed for anyone working with children, young people or families in Brent.
This session will give participants a basic knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation, an understanding of the context in which FGM is practiced, clarity about their professional responsibilities and information regarding the various support services that are available.
Participants will also explore what is understood by the words Culture, Custom and Tradition.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for anyone who works (paid or voluntary) with children, young people or families in Brent. It will be of particular interest to teachers, youth workers, health and social care workers, police, magistrates, faith leaders, community activists and other support workers.
This half day will give participants a basic knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation, including an understanding of what it is, the context in which it is practiced, how to recognise the risk and protective factors regarding FGM and about their professional and personal responsibilities regarding recording, reporting and supporting cases where FGM is suspected or confirmed.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to…
Define what is meant by the phrase Female Genital Mutilation
- Reflect on the concepts of culture, custom and tradition
- Discuss with others the context in which FGM is practiced
- Have an understanding of legislation and guidance relating to FGM
- Incorporate their knowledge of FGM into their work practice
- Understand that FGM is considered child abuse by the UK Government
- Understand their responsibilities regarding safeguarding those at risk of FGM
- Refer people to local and national specialist support services for accessing information, clinical support, counselling, safeguarding and the criminal justice system.
- Ask questions
It is not uncommon for participants to find FGM a difficult topic to learn about and we endeavour to create a supportive environment which helps participants develop their understanding, therefore this session does not use video clips or graphic photographs to illustrate FGM. We will use case studies and a few simple drawings to aid participants learning.