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Working with Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM)

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Working with Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM)

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Online training - for practitioners supporting Lambeth residents only

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

Date: 9th March 2021

Time: 11.00 - 12.30

This course provides the opportunity for practitioners to develop their awareness of 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 FGM 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.

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By attending this course, participants will:

  • know what constitutes FGM
  • identify who practices 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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