Female Genital Mutilation – Adult and Child

Female Genital Mutilation elearning module

Social Care catalogue


Female genital mutilation (FGM) has many names. It is often called female circumcision or ‘cutting’. Whatever name it goes under, the practice refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

In this elearning module, we look at the scope and secrecy surrounding the global and national extent of FGM and the legal structures in place to protect girls and young women in the UK. Guidance is also provided for all professionals on the action to take if FGM is suspected or discovered.

This awareness-raising module is aimed at all social care practitioners, social workers and anyone who works with children and young people. Available in our Social Care elearning Catalogue, get your free trial today.


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