Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (Children Safeguarding)

Date & Time:

Thursday 20 June 2019 (9:30 - 12:30)

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Venue:

Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

Detail:

Target Group / Level

Group Level 2 and 3 (predominately working with children) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals

Course Overview / Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce professionals to the practice of FGM in girls and women, exploring why it is practiced, the different types of FGM, its prevalence and its acceptance, along with how to recognise the signs and indicators. The World Health Organisation estimates that 3 million girls undergo some form of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) each year.  Female Genital Mutilation is illegal in the UK but still affects a significant number of British girls and foreign nationals from a variety of cultures.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe what FGM is and the different types of FGM
  • Understand the prevalence of FGM and identify high risk communities
  • Understand the law in relation to FGM
  • Explain the reasons why FGM is practiced and accepted in some communities
  • Be aware that FGM in young women below the age of eighteen is ‘child abuse’ a violation of the child’s right to life, their body integrity as well as their right to health
  • Be able to recognise what the signs and indicators of FGM are and to make appropriate referrals to safeguard children and young people
  • Be aware of the support services for women who have undergone FGM

 

Places Available:

1
Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning GroupNo Limit
NHS - Community ServicesNo Limit
NHS - HospitalNo Limit
NHS - OtherNo Limit
OtherNo Limit
PoliceNo Limit
Private - Domiciliary CareNo Limit
Private - Nursing HomeNo Limit
Private - OtherNo Limit
Private - Residential HomeNo Limit
Sutton Housing PartnershipNo Limit
Voluntary/CommunityNo Limit

Booking:

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Further Information:

Trainer:

Project ACEi

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)