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Working with survivors of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Level 2

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This half-day course designed by HERSANA, will equip you with knowledge about laws and legislations around Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and offer guidelines on good practice for your sector. You will have a better understanding on how to act appropriately and confidently to protect and support girls who are at risk or have been subjected to FGM/C.

Key Information

Start Time: 10:00

End Time: 14:30

Capacity: 25

Cost: £750

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  • What FGM/C is, reasons for the practice, prevalence and the implications on girls’ and women’s lives.
  • How to describe key legislations and statutory guidance that determines their personal safeguarding role.
  • The process for requesting an FGM Protection Order in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • How to effectively, sensitively and sustainably engage with girls, their families and affected communities.
  • To understand the motives and consequences of FGM/C.
  • How to work with survivors of FGM/C through an intersectional trauma-informed approach and understand the pivotal role staff play in providing effective interventions.
  • How to be clear about the role of key services, explore gaps in local provision and how to address these.
  • How to develop a model of best practice in responding to disclosures of FGM/C, including how to refer to specialist support services.

This is an advanced in-depth course designed for those who have some existing knowledge of FGM/C or have attended our Level 1 course.

Our standard training sessions are closed sessions, delivered to your team only. If you'd like to book this training for your team, contact us at

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