The aim of this training is to empower educational settings to enhance their structures to protect and support girls who are at risk or have been subjected to FGM and/or breast flattening.
Ofsted and the Department for Education are increasingly looking at how schools and educational settings are safeguarding girls against female genital mutilation (FGM) and breast flattening. To support them to meet their statutory requirements, the Centre offers a half day CPD intermediate level training aimed at equipping staff from educational settings with the knowledge and skills to act with confidence to protect girls from FGM and breast flattening, and support those who have already been subjected to the practice.
This half day training is designed with the needs of all staff in educational settings in mind, and aims to enhance professionals’ performance standards with regards to FGM and breast flattening. The roles and responsibilities of different professionals are explored (for example teachers, governors, support staff), as well as the processes for handling cases of FGM and breast flattening.
This session is funded for Luton establishments. Where participants have registered and are accepted onto courses there is an expectation they will cancel their place, via the schoolsupport.luton.gov.uk website (within forty eight hours Mon-Fri of the course start time) if they are unable to attend. Failure to do so will result in being charged for the delegate place.
Delegates who attend this session without booking a place will be charged £25.00 administration fee per person in addition to the course fee.
- gain a greater understanding about what FGM and breast flattening are, reasons for the practice, prevalence and the impact on girls' and women’s lives
- reflect on existing policies where FGM and breast flattening should be included
- gain confidence in dealing with cases of FGM and breast flattening
- be clear about the role of all staff (governors, head teachers, teachers, and non-teaching staff)
- reflect on where FGM and breast flattening fits within the curriculum and explore available resources
- consider how to effectively and sustainably engage with affected communities