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Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing (FGM) - eLearning

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing (FGM) - eLearning

Target Group: Level 1

This Multi-Agency training course will increase Practitioners’ knowledge and confidence in identifying Female Genital Mutilation. This training is particularly relevant for any agency or service in Walsall.


A free online safeguarding training course developed for the Home Office by Virtual College. Over 100,000 people have so far registered for this course.95% of those who have completed the course have said they would now do something differently in their role.

A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM. To address this issue, the Home Office is championing a proactive approach and has launched this free online FGM training package.

Throughout this course, we follow a young girl named Hope as she encounters the key issues relating to FGM and we see how they affect her throughout her life. The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.

This course is useful for anyone who is interested in gaining an overview of FGM, particularly frontline staff in healthcare, police, border force and children’s social care.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand what is FGM

  • To Identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM

To complete this course please access the link below:

Female Genital Mutilation eLearning Training