• "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 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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  • 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