FGM in Education

This FGM training course is designed for anyone that works in an education setting that wants to gain an understanding of female genital mutilation (FGM).

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About this FGM in Education Training Course

This FGM in Education online training course teaches learners what female genital mutilation is, the 4 types involved, why the practice happens, key statistics, and the effects it has on victims, how to spot the signs and identify females at risk of genital mutilation, how to describe safeguarding in practice, and how to feel confident signposting victims to the appropriate services. On completion of this FGM Awareness in Education course, you will receive a certified FGM certificate.

It is a legal responsibility for social workers, teachers, and regulated health professionals in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to report any known cases of FGM for females under the age of 18 to the police. As the rate of FGM increases in the UK, there is becoming an increasing need in FGM training and to look at how schools and educational settings are safeguarding girls against female genital mutilation (FGM).

Duration Duration Dependent on delivery method, this FGM online awareness course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this online FGM Education in Schools course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this FGM Awareness course online, either download your FGM certificate or access later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This FGM in Education course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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FGM in Education Training Course Outline

The aim of this FGM in Education training course is to greater increase your knowledge and awareness of FGM in an education setting.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • What female genital mutilation is
  • Why FGM happens
  • How to spot the signs
  • Safeguarding
  • Signposting





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FGM in Education Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this FGM in Education online training course, learners should know and understand the following:

  • What female genital mutilation is
    Understand what female genital mutilation is, and the 4 types involved
  • Why FGM happens
    Learn why the practice happens, key statistics, and the effects it has on victims
  • How to spot the signs
    Know how to spot the signs, and identify females at risk of genital mutilation
  • Safeguarding
    Describe safeguarding against FGM in practice
  • Signposting
    Feel confident signposting victims to the appropriate services

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Frequently Asked Questions

The rate of FGM is rising in the UK and it is important that awareness is raised to tackle this problem. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that we get asked.

Who is this FGM in Education online training course for?

This FGM in Education training course is aimed at people that work in an education setting. Some roles this could include but are not limited to are teachers, teaching assistants, caretakers, sports coaches, administrators, volunteers and school nurses.

What are the signs of FGM?

Some signs of FGM are

- having trouble walking, standing, or sitting

-  spending more time in the restroom or on the toilet

- quiet, nervous, or sad in appearance

- following a break from school or college

- acting in a different way

- reluctance to see a doctor or undergo standard medical exams

Our FGM in Education training course will help your staff spot these signs. Enrol today! 

What is female genital mutilation? Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there's no medical reason for this to be done.
What is the reason for female genital mutilations?

The most frequently cited reasons for carrying out FGM are social acceptance, religion, misconceptions about hygiene, a means of preserving a girl or woman's virginity, making the woman "marriageable" and enhancing male sexual pleasure. In some cultures, FGM is regarded as a rite of passage into adulthood and considered a pre-requisite for marriage.

To raise awareness of these reasons, enrol on our FGM in Education training course today!

What is Female Genital Mutilations Act 2003?

The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, which came into force in March 2004, replaced the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985.

The main offences of the act are:

- To excise, infibulate or otherwise mutilate the whole or any part of a girl or woman’s labia majora, labia minora or clitoris (Section 1 of the 2003 Act)

- For a person to aid, abet, counsel or procure a girl or woman to carry out FGM on her own genitalia (Section 2)

- To assist a non-UK person to mutilate girl or woman’s genitalia outside the UK (Section 3)

- To fail to protect a girl under 16 from the risk of genital mutilation while they have responsibility for her. This would apply to parents (Section 3A)

- For a UK national or resident to commit or allow any of the above offences to be committed outside the UK.




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