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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM.

Delivered by NESTAC, this course is designed to share expertise and equipping teachers and other frontline staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond appropriately and effectively to both affected and at risk women and girls.

FGM

Training Dates and Times

Dates   :           26th April 2017                       

Time    :           9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue  :           Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

 

Closing date for all applications is 2 weeks prior to the start of the course

Cost

£85.00 per person

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Suitable for

The course is aimed at anyone working with children and young people (i.e. Teachers, TAs, Pastoral staff, youth workers, staff in children’s services, etc.)

Course aims

To increase insight and understanding of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for those professionals who are likely to come into contact with young girls and women who have, or are likely to be exposed to the practice of FGM.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on and extend their knowledge of FGM
  • Identify different types of FGM and the physical, psychological and social consequences
  • Show culturally sensitivity with regard to FGM and related issues
  • Increased knowledge of the UK law, safeguarding policies and challenges
  • Understanding how to identify girls at risk and how to deal with cases of disclosure

 

The training will encompass the physical, psychological, social, cultural and legal aspects of FGM.

Training sessions are developed and tailored to the specific training needs of the individuals and/or organisations that take part, and reflect the issues, needs and concerns raised by the organisation when working with FGM practicing communities.