• New! FGM Guidance for Schools

    The purpose of this guidance is to equip professionals in education settings to respond to concerns regarding girls at risk of FGM. Within this document, you will find information on how to talk to children and parents, safeguarding pathways and how to report concerns.

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  • New! Harmful Practices Page

    We have added a new page on Harmful Practices where you can find information about Harmful Practices and a new interactive Harmful Practices map.

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  • Exploring concerns around Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief

    We have developed five new resources to support professionals who are concerned about Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief including a guidance for organisations and a question guide for social workers! We have also developed a interactive case and terminology map that pulls together research from around the world!

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  • FGM Direct Work Toolkit

    This Toolkit is to support professionals educate and explore views with children and parent(s)/carer(s) on FGM. The pack contains activity plans, resources and more to enable professionals to work effectively with families and children around FGM. This Toolkit has been designed to be used by social workers and family support workers with parent(s)/carer(s), children and young people.

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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