Accredited Professional Training

Our certified training programmes are designed to support frontline professionals responding to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other forms of violence against African women and girls. Using a participatory approach, the training raises awareness of the environment these harmful practices occur, and the physical, emotional and psychosocial impact on women and girls and the laws set in place to protect them. We build their skills and confidence to effectively identify, respond to, safeguard and support at-risk individuals or groups.

Our certified training courses

Responding to FGM Training – Open College Network (OCN) at Level 3 for Professional Training (PT)

At the end of this one-day course designed by FORWARD, you will be equipped with knowledge, information on the law and reporting, and practical and emotional skills to confidently develop actionable plans for responses to FGM and other forms of violence.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Responding to FGM in schools: School staff training for teachers and education professionals
  • Train the Trainers: Building your knowledge and developing skills to teach about FGM and other harmful practices in secondary schools.

Who should attend?

The courses are designed for Professionals, frontline workers and policy makers and personnel involved in the healthcare and education sectors such as doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers.

Some of the organisations we have trained

  • Tower Hamlets
  • Mayor of London Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland
  • Refugee Council

“The training improved my overall understanding of the subject and my practical ability to respond to FGM disclosures in an informed and sensitive way”

Contact us – book training or get more information

We also offer bespoke training courses tailored to your specific needs. For more information, or to register for training, please contact: [email protected]


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