Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is violence against female children and women, a serious public health hazard, and a human rights issue. It constitutes child abuse and causes physical, psychological and sexual harm, which can be severely disabling. Protecting children and mothers from FGM is everybody’s business. This informative course will increase your understanding of the issues surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It will also help you handle situations appropriately where FGM has occurred or might occur.
In this course you will:
Who is this course for?
The course aims to help anyone who works with children or has regular contact with children to recognise and respond to situations where abuse linked to Female Genital Mutilation has occurred or may occur.
For example, those who work in schools, healthcare, social care, faith organisations, community groups or the police.