• Got a minute? Help us improve referrals to children's social care.

    We are looking for Social Workers, MASH Teams and Safeguarding Hubs to take part in a short survey that will only take a minute to complete. We want to know if we can help better the quality of referrals to social care. Click on Find out More to be taken to the survey.

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  • We are hiring!

    We are looking for Social Wokers, Project Workers and a Team Manager to join our team. If you are a qualified social worker looking for a new challenge then click find out more!

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  • "Branded a Witch" - New Resource

    Shortly after arriving in London, Mardoche was accused of being a child of Kindoki (a witch). We have worked with Mardoche to create an animation based on his life, and a short video where he gives advice to professionals on how to work with children who have been accused.

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  • New resource for Social Workers!

    The tool is to be used by social workers when reflecting on FGM cases and other harmful practices. You can use the tool to reflect on their practice throughout a case.

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  • FGM Resources

    We have launched our FGM Resources page containing key guidance and resources for professionals and families. Profession specific resources can be found at the bottom of the page. We have recently added out FGM Legislation in the UK factsheet. Click the button below to see more.

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National FGM Centre

Instigating Change

The National FGM Centre is a partnership between Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association (LGA). It was established in 2015 to achieve a systems change in the provision of services for children and their families who are affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In 2017, the focus of our work was extended to include Breast Ironing/Flattening and Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief.

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National FGM Centre