Harmful Practices E-Learning

National FGM Centre

What is the Harmful Practices E-Learning tool?


We have developed an E-Learning, the first of its kind in the world, on harmful practices to improve multi-agency professionals knowledge, skills and practice. This tool will enable you to think holistically about harmful practices. Regardless of what harmful practice you come across in your profession, you will be able to use and apply the knowledge gained from this.


What topics does the E-Learning cover?

  • Module 1: Introduction to harmful practices
  • Module 2: Culture, Religion and Harmful Practices
  • Module 3: The Law and Harmful Practices
  • Module 4: Health, Trauma and Harmful Practices
  • Module 5: Direct Work with Children, Young People and Families
  • Module 6: Final Assessment


The E-Learning features a mix of theory, practical examples, quizzes, case studies & videos, and you will receive a CPD advanced accredited certificate on completion. 


To make enquiries around pricing and accessing the E-Learning tool, please contact: info@nationalfgmcentre.org.uk

Take a quick look at the E-Learning before it becomes available!

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is the E-Learning aimed at?

The tool has been designed for multi-agency professionals, from those working on the front line with children, young people and families, to strategic leaders who are producing and implementing safeguarding strategies to end harmful practices.


Do I have to pay to use the Harmful Practices E-Learning Tool?

Yes, if you are an organisation hoping to have multiple members of your team or organisations access the E-Learning, please contact info@nationalfgmcentre.org.uk.

If you are hoping to use it as an individual, we are hoping this feature will be available in the future.


I work for an NGO or charity, can I get a discount on using the tool?

Yes – please contact info@nationalfgmcentre.org.uk.


Do I have to complete the E-Learning in one sitting?

No – we have designed the e-learning to give you the flexibility to log in and out when it best suits you, and give you the time you need to digest the information presented.


Can I do this E-Learning with my colleagues?

Whilst we encourage team work to improve practice, this e-learning has been designed to empower individual practitioners to improve their practice when working on harmful practices.


How confidential is my data – for example, my login details? Is this data stored by the National FGM Centre?

We use google analytics to track general information including how many people access the tool, what pages they may get to (start, results etc) and how long people spend on tool. We don’t store your data, but for more information, please see our privacy notice.


Can I share my password for the E-Learning with a colleague?

No – users are given individual access, and the dissemination of passwords to access the tool is considered a breach of data protection.


How do I give feedback on the E-Learning Tool?

Once you have completed the tool, you will be directed to fill out a short survey, taking no more than 5 minutes, to capture your views. This is really important to us and will enable us to continue to develop the tool.


Can I use the materials and information in the E-Learning to deliver training programmes, or disseminate to staff/colleagues?

No the E-Learning tool and content within it is copyright to The National FGM Centre, 2020. Please contact info@nationalfgmcentre.org.uk if there is content within the tool you wish to cite.