• Social Workers

    Social
    Workers

    We are working with local authorities and other agencies to deliver a systems change in the way that social work is provided to girls and families affected by FGM.

  • Community Workers

    Community
    Workers

    FGM can be deeply ingrained in affected communities and we engage with community members and representatives to support change in attitudes and behaviour.

  • Health Professionals

    Health
    Professionals

    Health professionals are usually the first professional staff to identify FGM in a woman or girl and are a key part of the multi-agency response to FGM.

  • Teachers


    Teachers

    Children may identify a teacher as a trusted adult to talk to about FGM and teachers need to be alert to possible signs that a child has been subject to FGM or is at risk.

  • Police


    Police

    Effective ways of policing FGM are still being established and we aim to share good practise around prevention, protection and prosecution.

The National FGM Centre’s second annual conference - Book your place now!

In the past year more than 5,700 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported by healthcare providers in England. Children’s services, health, police, education and the legal system are all increasing their awareness of FGM with recent changes in safeguarding policies and procedures, inspection and data collection regimes. Despite this, the extent of the problem and the most effective ways to work with girls and families affected by FGM are still largely unknown.

The National FGM Centre’s second annual conference will give senior managers, commissioners, service managers and practitioners from across statutory and voluntary services a rare opportunity to learn about new, cost effective models of service delivery and the current evidence base from experts in the field.

Safeguarding girls at risk of FGM and supporting those who have undergone FGM presents new challenges for children’s services, healthcare, the police, and schools and those working directly with affected communities. These include how to work effectively together in a multi-agency context, with joint inspections looking at the effectiveness of front-line safeguarding, including in relation to FGM, and how well the different agencies work together.

This second annual conference from the National FGM Centre will provide participants with the latest knowledge on how services can be transformed to prevent new cases of FGM, protect girls and women, support those affected by FGM and work in partnership to provide responses for girls and their families.

To book a place for Wednesday, 12 October 2016 please click HERE