Covered in this course

The FGM Awareness & Prevention Training course is broken down into 2 sections.

1) FGM Awareness

Performing Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, means injuring, changing, or removing part or all of the female genitals that are visible from the outside - for non-medical reasons.

It’s a practice that is thought to have started in 5th Century BC and it’s deeply embedded in certain cultures, which is why it’s hard to eradicate it. There are 4 types of FGM.

In this Section, we look at why communities practise FGM, whether it has any medical benefits or if it is a relgious practise, whether it is legal and the effects of FGM.

Section 1 FGM: How many people fall victim to FGM?

2) FGM Prevention

If you work in the education sector, or health and social care, preventing Female Genital Mutilation is part of your legal safeguarding duty, so you need to follow the same procedure as you do for other safeguarding issues.

In this Section we look at the simple way to remember what you must do if you have concerns about a young person’s safety or wellbeing.

These are the 4 ‘Rs’ of child protection and we’ll apply these to FGM: Recognise, Respond, Record, and Report.

Section 2 FGM: How to prevent FGM

FGM Awareness & Prevention Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This FGM Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your FGM Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, completion date, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

FGM Awareness & Prevention Certificate

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Legislation Relating to Female Genital Mutilation

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

The FGM Act 2003 applies to the UK (not Scotland, they have the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005) and also any UK nationals that perform the act outside of the UK. It also makes the act of performing FGM punishable by up to 14 years. 

The possible offences under the Act are broken down into 4 sections:

  • The offence of Female Genital Mutilation 
  • The offence of assisting a girl to mutilate her own genitals
  • Assisting a non-UK person to mutilate the genitalia of an overseas person
  • The offence of a UK national or resident performing the act outside of the UK

Definitions, penalties and consequential provisions are also covered within this act. This Act was created in order to punish those who have performed FGM illegally.  

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