• FGM Assessment Tool for Social Workers

    We have now launched our new FGM Assessment Tool for Social Workers including: Best Practice Guidance and an Online FGM Assessment. This Tool has been tested and evaluated to ensure it compliments Social Workers assessment of FGM cases from beginning to end.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • CPD Accredited Training for all professionals

    Over 99% of participants who attend our training, would recommend the training to another colleague. "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. We have also developed training on FGM and using our FGM Assessment Tool in practice.

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  • Our response to Breast Flattening

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