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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation is the practice, traditional in some cultures, of partially or totally removing the external genitalia of girls and young women for non-medical reasons. FGM is child abuse and a child protection matter that requires practitioners to know how best to respond.


Members of the Essential Safeguarding team deliver training that covers:

1. What is FGM
2. The cultural context
3. The physical and psychological health impact on the child
4. The UK and worldwide context
5. The law
6. Safeguarding procedures and how to respond
7. Working with communities on FGM

If you would like more information or to commission this training please email info@essentialsafeguarding.co.uk