• RSE: The Role of Education in Responding to FGM and other Harmful Practices

    This conference, which has been co-produced with young people, will bring together key experts in the field of harmful practices and education to raise awareness, and inform participants of their duty with regards to the new RSE mandatory guidance.

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  • Breast Flattening/Ironing Half Day Workshop - 24th May 2019

    Join us for this interactive half day workshop focusing on breast flattening, sometimes know as breast ironing. Delegates will gain an understanding of the practice and its impact on women and girls. Delegates will also have the chance to hear from a survivor of breast flattening, Lucy Njomo, who will share her story in her own words as well as give some advice on engaging communities.

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  • Online FGM Assessment

    We have updated our Online FGM Assessment to be more accessable (even offline) and more secure! You can still download a report at the end, identify risk and areas of safety to improve on.

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  • New resources! 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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  • NEW RESOURCE! 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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