FGM Awareness & Prevention Training


This online training course provides crucial information and advice about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and will help the user to spot the signs of potential FGM, as well as teach them how to intervene.

The course aims to help the user recognise the signs of FGM as part of your safeguarding duty, understand exactly what FGM is and how it can affect the victim, and understand the four Rs of child protection.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • What female genital mutilation (FGM) means, and its affects on its surviviors.
  • How to recognise and report signs of FGM.
  • The four Rs of child protection and how to apply them.

Course Contents

This course consists of two sections:

Section 1: FGM awareness

The first part of this course provides information about what female genital mutilation (FGM) is and why certain groups practice it. It discusses what the law says about FGM and if there are any medical benefits

Section 2: FGM prevention

Section 2 explains how to identify signs of FGM and what to do if you think a child is going to be subjected to such a procedure. It then reminds participants about the four Rs of child protection, and the responsibility of educators and caregivers to act on any suspicion of child abuse.

About the Course


The FGM Awareness and Prevention Training course is designed to teach participants about practices of female genital mutilation and provide all the information you need to spot signs of FGM and prevent it.

FGM is defined as any of several procedures that cut, alter or remove the female genitals. It is usually performed to inhibit or destroy a female’s ability to feel sexual pleasure, and generally takes place before a child reaches puberty. It is illegal under all circumstances, constituting child abuse in the UK.

This course is split into two parts to explain FGM and then instruct on what to do if you witness signs that it has happened or will happen to a child under your protection.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 20 minutes to complete.


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