13 July 2021 — Identify, Support and Protect from FGM

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CSCP Course 1

Course: Identifying, Supporting and Protecting Girls and Women from Female Genital Mutilation
Date: 13th July 2021 — 9.30am-1.00pm
Trainer: Rohma Ullah, Barnardo’s
Location: Virtual — Zoom

Course Description:
This training is designed with the needs of all professionals working with girls and their families in mind. It explores the roles and responsibilities of different professionals and the processes for handling cases of FGM, and how to work with families to holistically risk assess, support and protect girls at risk. The training will also explore the mandatory reporting duty as it applies in England and Wales for teachers, health professionals and social workers.

To enhance the understanding and skills of all professionals to act appropriately and confidently to protect and support girls who are at risk or have been subjected to FGM and/or breast flattening.

Course Objectives:

— Gain a greater understanding about what FGM is, reasons for the practice, prevalence and the impact on girls’ and women’s lives
— Understand how to holistically risk assess FGM within the context of harmful practices and other safeguarding concerns
— Describe key legislation and statutory guidance that determines their personal safeguarding role.
— Understand the process for requesting an FGM Protection Order in England and Wales.
— Be clear about the role of key services
— Consider how to effectively and sustainably engage with girls, their families and communities.
— Gain confidence in dealing with cases of FGM

Target Audience:
This event is suitable for professionals in all Working Together Groups.

Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:

Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually — please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom (these will be the preferred platforms for safeguarding training).
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.

Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.

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