Cost - Upon booking

Format - Virtual

Duration - Half Day

Course Introduction

This course will provide participants with a solid understanding of important safeguarding issues related to FGM, breast ironing, virginity testing, forced marriage, child marriage and so-called honour-based abuse.

Difficulty - Advanced (Level 3)

Next Course Date -Bespoke booking on request

Benefits of the course

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Topics Covered

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Breast Ironing
  • Virginity Testing
  • Hymenoplasty
  • Forced Marriage
  • Child Marriage
  • So-called ‘Honour’-based Abuse
  • Reporting Framework

Course Description

This course, specifically designed for SAFE by Yana Spencer – an international expert in gender-based violence, is aimed at professionals with mandatory reporting duty (e.g., health and social care professionals and teachers) who need to have a solid understanding of these abusive practices which are becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK in order to help victims and potential victims.


Using thought-provoking case studies and videos, the workshop will enable participants to feel confident when confronted by these so-called ‘traditional practice’ and ‘honour-based’ abuses – which are often considered to be culturally highly sensitive. It will provide insights into the causes of such abuse and their impact on the victim. Guidance will also be given on how to identify such abuse and the correct way to report it to ensure proper safeguarding procedures are followed.

Course Outcomes

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Who The Course is For

Course Aimed at – Professionals with mandatory reporting duty, such as regulated health and social care professionals and teachers.

Technical Requirements

Laptop with audio and video access is required for all virtual training.