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BHSCP - Harmful Practices Training ( Female Genital Mutilation and Breast Ironing)

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This course will raise awareness, identification and support processes of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Breast Ironing to multi-agency practitioners, enabling them to identify and safeguard those children at risk more confidently.

This important multi-agency training is being presented by a very experienced external trainer, who has worked closely with local authorities and police forces to combat these behaviours and cam bring personal knowledge to these training sessions.

The sessions are spread over four hour time frame with time for breaks.
Start Date
Wednesday 22 June 2022
End Date
Wednesday 22 June 2022
09:30 - 13:30
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Learning outcomes
Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to

  • Define Female Genital Mutilation and breast ironing & why families engage in these practices

  • identify risk indicators before / after FGM and breast ironing has taken place

  • Demonstrate different ways to engage and support families to safeguard the child more effectively

  • Assess, manage, and refer using the risk assessment process to protect & increase safety of victims and children

Additional information
The aim of this training is to support you in developing a better understanding and awareness of female genital mutilation and breast ironing, how to identify the signs and use this information in your practice to safeguard those children who may be at risk or have previously experienced these harmful practices
Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Care Homes / Care Homes Only / Care Managers / Carers / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Early Years Providers / FE Providers / Fire Service / For anyone where relevant to role / Foster Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Managers / Members / Mental Health Services / New Starters / Nursing Homes / Occupational Therapists / People Managers / Police & Probation / Registered Managers / Schools / Senior Staff / Social Workers / Trainers
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Course pre-requisites
Pre Course Requisites:

It is beneficial but not compulsory to have a basic understanding of FGM and breast ironing prior to attending.


Breast Ironing

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Event Trainers
Bal Kaur Howard
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