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Working with Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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First floor, room 1, Lambeth Town Hall

Brixton Hill

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Working with survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM)

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This training is for practitioners who work with Lambeth residents only. Preference will be given to Lambeth based practitioners.

Trainer: Africa Advocacy Foundation)

Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF) is a charity founded in 1996. They are a community-led grassroots organisation that aims to promote better health, education and other opportunities for black and minority ethnic groups (BMEs).

Dates: 13th February 2020

Time: 9.30am – 1pm

Venue: Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW

This course provides 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.

Objectives

By attending this course, practitioners 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

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