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An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour Based Violence (formerly Cultural Awareness in Safeguarding) (E-Learning)

Duration: approx 1-2 hours

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Course Details

 It is vital that all children receive the same care and safeguards with regards to abuse and neglect, regardless of their background.

As a result, this e-learning module has been developed to help practitioners working with children, young people and their families to be culturally aware during the course of their work and involvement.

Target Audience

This module is aimed primarily at practitioners working with children, young people and their families.


On completion, learning will have an increased understanding of the four types of abuse which stem from culture-related traditions, rituals and beliefs. It will also provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to feel confident in dealing with people from different cultures.

Learning Outcomes 

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Recognise why cultural awareness is important in order to achieve the best possible outcome for children

  • Identify how and why cultural traditions can result in the abuse of children

  • Recognise the effects that cultural rituals such as female genital mutilation (FMG) can have on children

  • Recognise how cultural beliefs such as belief in spirit possession can result in the abuse of children

Additional Information

The learning package has interactive learning screens, learner challenges, tracking and online assessment.  There is a certificate for successful applicants to download. 


Please note that this method of training is just an alternative to face to face training. As with all child protection training we advise that you discuss learning and gain support after the course if necessary.

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