The Home Office Case Study

We worked closely the Home Office to create a powerful digital training course that would teach safeguarding professionals’ valuable knowledge and insights into female genital mutilation, allowing them to give the support that is required.

The aim

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genital organs are injured or changed and there is no medical reason for this. A 2015 study estimated that approximately 137,000 women and girls who have migrated to England and Wales are living with the consequences of FGM.

Following this study, the Home Office identified that effective, multi-agency training for safeguarding professionals would help improve the support and protection provided to women and girls. They wanted to create an e-learning course that would be completely free to frontline safeguarding staff, including healthcare professionals, police and educators.

 

The Home Office FGM Course Example
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The Challenges

  • Develop content that comprehensively addressed what FGM is and its health impact
  • Create content that taught how to identify women at risk
  • Find an approach that was empathic and sensitive to the subject and the cultural influences
  • Develop a course that reinforced the importance of a multi-agency approach and provide learners with clear actions

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How we helped

  • Worked with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Contextualised the learning to help learners understand the cultural reasoning and increase empathy
  • Ensured we created a style which guaranteed emotional investment and made every element of the FGM practices and prevention unequivocally clear
  • Took care to ensure that the content and activities did not trivialise the subject

The solution

The final e-learning module included:

  • A linear narrative approach
  • Hand-drawn ‘water colour’ graphic design to complement the narrative
  • Interactive elements – quizzes, reflection activities and challenges

The results

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The home office virtual college FGM case study results
The home office FGM case study results

What they had to say

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