HIPS - VIRTUAL HSCP - Harmful Practices - An Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation

Date & Time:

Wednesday 7 September 2022 (13:30 - 15:00)

Notify me of future occurrences of this event


Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams


This introductory course, available to all Hampshire professionals and volunteers working with children and young people, is part of a series of courses examining harmful practices. It will discuss the different types of Female Genital Mutilation, who might perform it and how girls are subjected to it, how to identify those that maybe at risk - the warning signs -  and what to do if you are worried about a child or young person.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of FGM, including the types of FGM and why/how it is performed​
  • Improve your understanding of the prevalence of FGM, including locally within Hampshire areas​
  • Gain an understanding of the legal frameworks surrounding FGM ​
  • Gain an understanding into your roles and responsibilities in relation to FGM​
  • Identify who is ‘at risk’ of FGM ​
  • Understand the key health risks and consequences of FGM ​
  • Reinforcing the local referral procedure within Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton

What previous delegate have said about this course:

“This course has provided me with the ability to identify possible FGM and how to raise concerns. I also have a better understanding of the prevalence of FGM.”

“Very good session, I would highly recommend these sessions to others. Thank you.”

"I feel more equipped now to discuss FGM with the young people I work with."

Places Available:


Further Information:



Venue Details:

Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams