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ESCP: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Short URL https://earlyyears.ealingcpd.org.uk/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=19698 
Event code SC 22/031 
Event description This training will provide a general overview of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It would explore why FGM is practised, the different types, the psycho-sexual and psychological impact as well as the social cultural context and prevalence. FGM is recognised internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. Additionally, considered as Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and reflects a deep and entrenched form of discrimination. The practice violates a person's rights to health, security, physical integrity, the right to be free from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life in situations when the procedure results in death.

FGM is illegal in the UK. The legal and policy context will be addressed and professionals commitment with regards to mandatary reporting and recording emphasised in executing their duty.

 Statutory agencies and key professionals that come into contact with women and girls at risk or affected by FGM have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. Therefore, all professionals need to be aware of the possibility of FGM and to ensure that girls at risk are protected and those affected receive specialist support and care.

 This training offers an opportunity for professionals to find answers to critical questions, acquire the much needed knowledge and skills to enhance their work and respond appropriately. In addition the training will highlight the importance of cultural competence and how it impacts delivery of support services for women from BME communities. 

Sessions will be participatory and interactive with opportunities for sharing experiences through discussions, and or viewing videos as applicable. 
Training objectives Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of FGM types and physical and psychological consequences

  •  Awareness of the socio-cultural and legal context

  •  Understanding of the importance of cultural competence in delivering appropriate support to those affected by FGM

  • Information of support services available in the UK.

Key stages
Subject areas Safeguarding Children
Target audience All Staff
Venue via Zoom (online), ., . map
Admin contact ESCB Training (ESCBTraining@ealing.gov.uk)
Event Commissioner ESCB Training (ESCBTraining@ealing.gov.uk)
Course Costs
Standard cost£0.00
Start date Thursday 20 January 2022
Times 10:00 - 15:30
Number of sessions 1