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Code: SCB/21/0084 Female genital mutilation (FGM)

To support practitioners working with women and children subjected to FGM understand, engage and gain confidence with support processes to safeguard the child more effectively and improve understanding of mandatory processes and responsibilities

T o understand
• the definitions of Female Genital Mutilation & why families practice FGM
• the types of FGM and potential community issues
• the impact of health on FGM for victims, including children – Survivor Stories
• To identify risk indicators before / after FGM has taken place
• Understand the Legislation - Mandatory Reporting / FGM Protection Orders (brief to be continued in advance if needed)

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1 20 April 2021 09:30 - 11:15 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SC/21/0164 MRC - Safeguarding Black Children: An Introduction to Adultification - mrc@beds.ac.uk (EVENT FULL)

-1 places remaining

With the current focus on child criminal and child sexual exploitation, the need to understand notions of vulnerability and childhood has never been timelier. This interactive virtual webinar will explore the concept of adultification and its application to practice.

Adultification is a form of racial prejudice in which children of minority groups are treated as being more mature than they actually are by a reasonable social standard of development. Negative behaviour is responded to more harshly than would be the same behaviour in their white, same-aged peers.

Jahnine Davis is currently completing a PhD at Kingston University London, on Black British Caribbean Adolescents and Extra-Familial Harm. In this seminar, she will talk about her research in terms of how preconceptions of Black children can influence safeguarding responses. In addition, Jahnine will explore the concept of adultification bias and how professionals can guard against it by:
• Understanding the concepts of adultification and how it translates to practice
• Exploring notions of vulnerability and childhood, and how these are applied to some children more than others
• Review findings from serious case reviews
• Exploring language and the framing of certain children.

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1 20 April 2021 11:00 - 12:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SCB/20/0076E Understanding and managing self harm in children and young people (EVENT FULL)

-6 places remaining

This training event will be facilitated on the topic of self harm in children and young people. The event aims to increase our understanding of self-harm, and explore the ways in which we may support those who present with this as coping strategy.

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1 20 April 2021 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map
2 21 April 2021 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map

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