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FGM awareness

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This course has been certified by The CPD Certification Service

FGM awareness

On the 31st October 2015 new procedures for reporting on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) were introduced by government office as a mandatory duty for social workers, healthcare professionals and teachers. This training course is designed to ensure staff in schools and academies have a clear understanding of FGM and can effectively meet this duty.

Our CPD accredited training course will ensure you and your staff are fully compliant with OFSTED requirements whilst earning valuable CPD points.

NHS England data published July 2017 reveals over 5,000 new cases of FGM have been recorded in the past year, 112 of those affected being UK-born nationals. Given the nature of this type of abuse, this statistic cannot be fully substantiated as a definitive figure, strengthening the rationale to ensure all professionals - school/academy staff, health professionals and voluntary workers - are trained to identify those at risk and understand statutory reporting duties.

How our training works

Our system has been designed to make safeguarding training in schools and academies simple, with no complicated setup for administrators or staff.

Our system is secure (128-bit SSL-encrypted), can be accessed 24/7/365 and works across 2 online websites.

  1. The Admin Dashboard – (

    Our system requires no complicated setup. From the Admin Dashboard simply copy and send an invitation email to your staff with the login details for your school or academy. Once your staff commence training, all progress, results and CPD certificates are presented in the Admin Dashboard as evidence of training.

  2. The Training Site – (

    Staff complete a course via any PC, Mac, Smartphone or Tablet. Each course is made up of an engaging multimedia presentation created using 3D animation, comprehensive course notes and a fully tracked multiple-choice assessment. On completion, staff can view and print their CPD accredited certificate.

    All courses are kept up-to-date with any changes in legislation or policy ensuring practice in your school or academy is compliant with current requirements.

What is covered in this course?

By completing this course, your staff will have a fully CPD accredited understanding of:

  • The term Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Types of FGM
  • The practice of FGM
  • Indicators of FGM risk
  • Health consequences of FGM - immediate and long-term
  • Legislation, government policy and protection orders
  • Mandatory reporting duties
  • The multi-agency role in relation to FGM
  • Best practice requirements

Who should complete this course?

Our training is applicable to the following educational settings: Primary Schools, Primary Academies, Secondary Schools, Secondary Academies, Private Nurseries, Maintained Nurseries, Public Schools, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units, and SEND Schools.

To fulfil the latest HM Government statutory guidance and Ofsted Common Inspection Framework requirements, training is advised for the following roles:

  • All existing staff - Teachers, LSAs, HLTAs, TAs, Support Staff, Site Managers/Staff
  • All new recruits as part of the induction process
  • Named governors/trustees for safeguarding & child protection
  • Volunteers


Our course content is updated when changes in legislation, statutory guidance and/ or inspection frameworks are issued, ensuring you fully comply with the latest requirements.

Disparity in cascading training is removed. Continuity, through the individual assessment of learning, gives leadership assurance that practice is informed by robust evidence.

Ensures all staff have the knowledge and understanding to fully meet statutory reporting of FGM duties.

Provides a full training audit trail for governance and to evidence compliance with the Ofsted inspection requirements.

What are the benefits of using this course?

  1. Delivers robust CPD accredited online training to ensure you comply with Ofsted and Statutory requirements and promote best practice to keep children safe.
  2. Enables you to meet inspection framework requirements.
  3. Always kept up to date by our team of experts.
  4. Regularly updated to ensure practice is current.
  5. Removes the need to cascade training.
  6. Supports induction enabling immediate training of new staff and volunteers.
  7. Provides high quality robust training accessible anytime anywhere via PC, MAC, Smartphone or Tablet.
  8. Provides a full audit trail to evidence compliance.

How long does this course take to complete?

This course should take approximately 1 hour to complete, including the multiple-choice assessment element.

The multimedia presentation has a running time of 26 minutes,.

Courses do not need to be completed in one session. If a user logs out of the system they will be returned to the same point when they next log in.