OverviewThis comprehensive one day course aims to enhance knowledge and awareness of the issues surrounding FGM. The training explores what action needs to be taken if you encounter a child or woman who has had, or is at risk of, FGM.
Who is FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) aimed at?Anyone working with children and families where FGM may be a risk
Course Length1 day
On completion of the course, participants will understand:
- The difference between FGM, FMG, FC and other related terms within this arena. including the WHO definition.
- The practice and context of FGM and the consequences of it for victims/survivors. i.e crimes of control, women as property, religious/cultural connotations.
- The risk factors to look-out for.
- The emotional, psychological, physical, health implications and changes such procedure creates. i.e. Trauma, UR, Dyspareuria etc
- The law procedures in relation to FGM i.e. Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, Serious Crime Act 2000
- The practice and religious/ cultural issues of FGM
- Where to go to for more advice and information
- How to use the 7 point ‘trauma-informed’ support tool to aid service users who come in to contact with that my have experienced FGM.