Understanding and Responding to FGM
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This is an in-person event at Brent Civic Centre - excellent public transport links and bike racks. It is on the first floor, in the training rooms.
Aim. This multi-agency training will give participants a good basic knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as it is practised around the world including how to recognise and respond to concerns that FGM may be going to take place, or that it has already occurred.
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 practised
- 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
- Refer people to local and national specialist support services for accessing information, clinical support, counselling, safeguarding and the criminal justice system.
- Have an opportunity to ask questions.
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.
Please note: It is not uncommon for participants to find FGM a difficult topic to learn about and we endeavour to create a supportive environment that 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 participant learning.