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Working with Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

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Lambeth Town Hall

Brixton Hill

11th June – basement room 6. 8th October first floor, room 1

London

SW2

United Kingdom

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This course is only for practitioners working with Lambeth residents. Priority will be given to practitioners working in Lambeth.

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.


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, 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
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Lambeth Town Hall

Brixton Hill

11th June – basement room 6. 8th October first floor, room 1

London

SW2

United Kingdom

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