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).
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:
On completion of this FGM in Education online training course, learners should know and understand the following:
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.
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.
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!
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 prerequisite for marriage.
To raise awareness of these reasons, enrol on our FGM in Education training course today!
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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