Raising Awareness of Female Genital Mutilation
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Target Group: Level 3/Health 3
Social workers, paediatricians, GPs, youth workers, those working in the early years sector, family support workers, residential staff, midwives, school nurses, health visitors, sexual health staff, teachers, probation staff, police officers, sports club welfare officers, those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services, those working in community play schemes.
To raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Birmingham, and help professionals understand the risks and consequences of FGM and how to act if you suspect a child is in danger.
- Describe what is meant by FGM and the short and long term consequences of this practice
- Identify the prevalence of FGM and the communities where it is more likely to be practised
- Explain the cultural context for FGM and the underpinning motivations for its use
- Name the legislation and guidance regarding FGM including mandatory reporting requirements
- Identify factors, signs and symptoms which indicate that children and young people may be at risk of, or have been subjected to FGM
- Respond sensitively and positively to children and families where there are concerns about FGM
- Act promptly to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people affected by FGM
- Name and access further relevant resources and information about FGM for professionals