We are a women’s community group known as Somali Action Women’s Network (SWAN) in NI. We have been supporting and working with Somali and Sudanese survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for 3 years. We also work with other partner agencies in NI and voluntary sector organisations.
We have been given a grant from Awards for All to address some of the key recommendations from Dr Fiona Bloomers Report from the University of Ulster’s FGM Scoping Study NI, commissioned by ASCONI. A key aspect is the delivery of training to professionals.
25 Free training sessions to professionals
SWAN have 25 free FGM training sessions for professionals available that are Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accredited by the National CPD Standards. The aim is to target the police, professionals from health and social care, nursery staff, child minders and playgroup staff.
The training covers the following:
- The social and cultural context of FGM
- Overcoming cultural and language barriers
- FGM legislation
- Managing disclosure and reporting
- Supporting FGM survivors
The training will be delivered by Angie Marriott who is an FGM expert from the UK, supported by Sahra Mahmuud from SAWN. Angie works with the police and all statutory agencies and is well known nationally in the UK and globally for her work with FGM over the last 27 years.
The sessions are just under 2 hours and can be delivered in house.
The training sessions will be offered on a first come, first serve basis and can be booked directly through Angie Marriott on the contact email address and mobile telephone number below.
Mobile number 07881220166
The CPD accredited certificate’s will be provided at the end of the training sessions. Please feel free to circulate this letter to your networks.
On behalf of SWAN we look forward to meeting you during our training sessions.
We look forward to seeing you on our training sessions
Sahra Mahmuud Project Manager