• Working to end new cases of FGM in England by 2030.

    We are developing a system change in the Social Work response to FGM and other Harmful Practices. Our Social Workers are embedded in Local Authorities to provide high quality, tailored responses to FGM cases.

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  • CPD Accredited Training for all professionals

    "Very sensitive presentation, focussing on facts and how to deal with FGM. Very aware of possible impact of the training on a personal level" Delegate, Full Day

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  • Extending our remit to Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief

    The Children in Need Census 2016/7 identified 1,460 cases where the assessment of the child's needs showed child abuse linked to faith or belief as a possible factor (Department for Education, 2017)

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  • Our response to Breast Ironing/Flattening

    We are working with Local Authorities to identify and protect girls at risk of/undergoing Breast Ironing/Flattening.

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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