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Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - (abuse linked to Faith or Belief)

This FGM (abuse linked to Faith or Belief) course explores, with the use of real-world scenarios, the terminology, definitions and types of FGM, origins and main justifications, legislations relating to issues in the course, how to identify this abuse and how the law protects victims.  Topics covered include honour-based violence, forced marriage and abuse linked to faith or belief and abuse from Spirit possession.

Course Description

This wide-ranging course covers FGM, abuse linked to faith or belief and forced marriage.

This course helps learns to understand the links between these issues, provides information on how to identify vulnerable people, and how to report and act on such knowledge.

It is specifically designed to help people coming into contact with young people and their families during the course of their work to promote good safeguarding practice, whilst being culturally aware.

The prevalence of FGM, abuse linked to faith or belief, and forced marriage is a very serious problem, and anyone who works with vulnerable adults, children and young people needs to be aware of its indicators and consequences.  This course offers information on these various types of abuse in a clear format, using videos and real-life scenarios.

What's included in this training?

This online training course covers a wide range of topics to give learners in-depth knowledge of FGM, abuse linked to faith or belief and forced marriage, and the signs and symptoms for each.  Areas covered in this training include:

  • Definitions of FGM, its terminology and types, its origin, and the justification for it
  • How it is carried out
  • Prevalence of FGM and related statistics
  • Legislation relating to issues in these courses
  • Guidance for practitioners
  • The definition of child abuse linked to faith or belief, and abuse from spirit possession
  • Definition of honour-based violence and its link to forced marriage
  • Prevalence and consequences of honour-based violence
  • Definition of forced marriage
  • Indicators and consequences of forced marriage

Why take this training course?

This online course uses immersive real-world scenarios to help learners absorb more information and enable them to apply the techniques and learning into their workplace.

There are challenges within each section of this course to test the knowledge gained throughout the course.

There are also links provided to relevant agencies and organisations which supply more information and advice so learners can further develop their knowledge once their training is completed.

This course is suitable for those working with children, young people and adults in safeguarding, teachers, or various volunteer roles.

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Nurses
  • Councillors
  • Support workers
  • Volunteers


This course takes approximately three to four hours to complete.

Please note that whilst this e-learning course is free, failure to complete within 30 days of allocations will result in a £15 charge.

To register for this course, please click here


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