Training

Oxford Against Cutting has created a number of presentation/training packages about FGM and we have a skilled and experienced team to deliver them. Our training has been rolled out successfully for numerous groups including safeguarding leads, domestic abuse champions, police officers, social workers, teaching and pastoral staff at primary and secondary schools, student groups, domestic abuse workers, Home-School Link Workers and youth groups. The sessions are adapted for each group’s outcomes (for example, we include information about teaching materials for primary schools) and incorporate group work (for sessions over one hour). Our training has been well received with delegates gaining a marked increase in confidence in talking about FGM.

All our sessions are run with a facilitator from an FGM community.

We can offer anti-FGM training for young people and professionals. The session can cover:
What is FGM?
The law
The harm
Prevalence
Why?
Warning signs that FGM might be planned
Warning signs that FGM may have occurred
Tools
Safeguarding
Mandatory reporting
Tips for talking to survivors
What we can do
Human rights messages
Designing campaigns
Helplines

We recommend a session for about 90 minutes including some short film footage (that is not graphic) and some discussion points. However we can adapt the training to a shorter time-frame as needed. For more information please contact us.

Here is a testimonial from Abigail Wycherley, the Violence Against Women and Girls Coordinator in the Oxfordshire Social & Community Services:

“A really rich and comprehensive learning experience. Having a facilitator from an FGM community is such a valuable aspect of the training. A massive well done to you and your team for providing such fascinating, enjoyable and effective training, even in just an hour lunch break”.

Read our Schools Training Evaluation Report July 2017 for more information about our impact.

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