This course aims to provide the opportunity for practitioners to develop their awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM). The course will examine indicators that a person is at risk and what actions practitioners should take to prevent and intervene where they suspect that female genital mutilation is a concern. It will also raise participants' awareness of legislation (Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003) and national government guidelines. The course will place FGM within a child protection framework.
By attending this course, participants will:
• know what constitutes FGM
• identify who practises FGM globally, nationally and in Lambeth
• understand reasons given for performing FGM and the impacts it has on individuals
• be able to recognise indicators that a women/girl has had/is at risk of FGM
• know the mandatory reporting duty that professionals have around FGM
• understand current legislation around FGM
• be able to respond appropriately to cases including referring to the appropriate agencies.
Delegates need to book onto the course via Lambeth Learning Pool. https://lambeth.learningpool.com/login/index.php
Full instructions on how to register for a LLP account and how to book onto a course can be found in the VAWG training programme. The training programme is on the Lambeth Council website, in the VAWG Guide, under ‘information for Lambeth practitioners’: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/social-support-and-health/abuse-and-violence/violence-against-women-and-girls-guide