This awareness session helps those working with young people spot the signs that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken place, or signs that it will take place
The key aim is to help professionals understand the risks and consequences of FGM, and how to act if they suspect a girl is in danger. This course provides an understanding to anyone working with children and young girls.
This is a 2 hours session and can be added on to any other safeguarding course
This session is delivered by Judith Ashton, an experienced Safeguarding Trainer. For more information about Judith see below
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the laws and legislation regarding FGM and the mandatory reporting duty.
- Describe what violence against women is, and specifically what FGM, honour-based violence, and forced marriage are.
- Learn the prevalence, consequences and different types of FGM.
- Recognise the signs that FGM has taken place, or signs that a girl is at risk.
- Learn the roles and responsibilities of professionals.
- Understand the importance of working together.
An assessment of 10 multiple choice questions will take place at the end of the session. You must meet 80% to pass the course. Candidates will receive course handouts and a certificate.
The cost of this 2 hour add on session is £100 per group of 10
I started working in the early years sector in 1996, and quickly developed a passion for safeguarding children and young people to make an impact on children’s lives. I have worked in management and safeguarding for health and social care and childcare for over 20 years, then due to family circumstances I made the career change and 8 years ago, I developed a training and development consultancy supporting settings with safeguarding and operational planning. During this time, I completed a PGCE in teaching and education in the Lifelong learning, and consequently have been working for two large organisations, delivering training packages and supporting smaller companies throughout. As an established tutor with a wide range of experiences throughout my career, I am able to share good practices and examples within the training to support learning.
This session is delivered at our fantastic new Training Centre where tea, coffee and biscuits provided
Suite 7C Saturn Centre Challenge Way Blackburn BB1 5QB