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Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence – Protecting Children in your School

Understand and gain knowledge around these issues and how to respond effectively

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Child Protection: The Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Suitable for: This course is suitable for all middle and senior leaders, as well as pastoral staff and child protection officers.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8302WW

Female genital mutilation, forced marriage and honour based violence affects both boys and girls in education, with over 25% of reported cases affecting children under 16. This course will explore the social and cultural contexts of these issues, how they affect children, and what schools can do to protect their students.

  • Understand the context for these abuses and recognise factors which may indicate risk of harm
  • Develop effective safeguarding practices by working with staff, children and external agencies
  • Recognise when and how to protect vulnerable children
  • Explore sensitive and appropriate learning resources for children
  • Identify models of existing good practice in schools


What is female genital mutilation and who does it affect?
  • The cultural and social contexts surrounding FGM
  • The physical, emotional, sexual and health consequences
  • When is FGM most likely to happen and what to be aware of?
What are forced marriage and honour based violence and who do they affect?
  • The cultural and social contexts surrounding these
  • Possible indicators that forced marriage and honour based violence may occur
  • Recent case studies to highlight appropriate and timely action
Safeguarding and protecting children in primary and secondary phases
  • Statutory child protection procedures and providing evidence for Ofsted
  • How and who to share information with and the importance of confidentiality
  • Developing school systems and procedures which help safeguard children
Curriculum resources
  • Good practice and resources that can be used in schools
  • The school's role in working with external agencies to support children, raise awareness and prevent further abuse
  • What schools need to include in their curriculum
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