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National Documents

Serious Crime Act 2015

Document covering the highlights of the Serious Crime Act 2015

Access factsheet Here

FGM Act Scotland

Scotland Prohibition of FGM Act 2005 replaced the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985

Access the Act HERE

FGM Protection Orders

You can apply for a protection order if you or someone you know is at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). This will help to keep you (or the person you know) safe from another person (the ‘respondent’).

Someone else (eg from a local authority) can also apply for a protection order on your behalf.

All forms and information on FGMPO’s please click HERE

For notes regarding FGMPO’s in N.Ireland please click HERE

Law and Practice

Set within a human rights framework, this book summarises the key legal developments and debates across international law, family law, immigration and criminal law.

To find out more and purchase the book click here

Multi-Agency Guidance

This multi-agency guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) should be read and followed by all persons and bodies in England and Wales who are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

To access the guidance please click HERE

Multi-Agency Guidance (N.I)

This multi-agency guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) should be read and followed by all persons and bodies in Northern Ireland who are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

To access the guidance please click HERE

Health Guidance

These documents include guidance for health professionals on FGM, Mandatory Reporting and the Department of Health Risk Assessment.

Health Guidance

Mandatory Reporting in Healthcare Guidance

Mandatory Reporting

Section 5B of the FGM Act 2003 Act1 introduces a mandatory reporting duty which requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police. The duty applies from 31 October 2015 onwards.

To access the procedural information please click HERE

Communities

Ending FGM in the UK requires multi-agency working, including involving FGM-affected communities. This Guide documents develops and highlights the best practice that CBOs have developed. This Guide complements the statutory FGM Multi-Agency Guidelines which professionals must have regard to.

To access Communities Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in the UK: Best Practice please click HERE

FGM Poster

FGM Poster

End FGM Poster

End FGM Poster

FGM Passports

A statement opposing FGM can be outlines what FGM is, the legislation and penalties involved and the help and support available. The statement is often referred to as a health passport. The passport is available in several languages and can be give to families before they go away on holiday to give to other family members.

To download a statement opposing FGM please click HERE

UCLH Leaflet

Leaflet for professionals highlighting the lifelong impact of FGM and information on the prevalence and typs of FGM practiced

UCLH FGM Leaflet

Religious Declartation

This is a declaration against FGM signed by various religious leaders.

Religious Signed FGM Declaration

FGM Health Clinics

NHS specialist services for Female Genital Mutilation

Access a list of clinics HERE

FGM and the Law Presentation

Developed by Julie Okine (Barrister, and head of the family team, Goldsmith Chambers) and Charlotte Proudman Barrister, Goldsmith Chambers Doctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge.

This presentation includes slides on: Mandatory reporting, criminal legislation, case studies and breast ironing.

View the presentation HERE

Professionals

FGM Presentation

Resource developed by Duncan Kerr (Commissioning Manager, Llandrindod Wells) ET AL.

Training Aim: To understand FGM as a form of child abuse and to be better able to identify and respond to it.

FGM Training Powerpoint Presentation

FGM E-Learning

Resource developed by Home office

This is a free e-learning developed by Home Office for professionals to learn more about FGM and what to do if they are concerned about a girl.

Available here

Ending FGM

This resource has been developed by the NSPCC

Survivors, community leaders and health professionals talk about their thoughts and experiences of female genital mutilation (FGM), female circumcision or ‘cutting’.

Consequences

THIS RESOURCE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE NHS

A video from the NHS covering the consequences of FGM (physically, emotionally and legally)

Stories

This resource has been developed by the NHS

Women talking about their personal experiences of female genital mutilation (FGM) by NHS

Please click here to view the video on Youtube

The Facts

This resources has been developed by the NHS

This NHS film explores the severe long term health impacts FGM has on women and girls and considers why it still happens and what communities can do to end the practice for good.

Sara's Story

This resource has been produced by Media Co-Op for Women’s Support Project

Sara’s Story is a short animated film that provides information on the causes and possible impacts of Female Genital Mutilation. The film does not include any graphic or real life images of FGM.

Mandatory Reporting

Specialist FGM midwife Juliet Albert speaks with Vanessa Lodge, national FGM prevention lead at NHS England, about the new female genital mutilation (FGM) mandatory reporting duty. They discuss what it means for health and social care professionals treating a girl who has disclosed she has had FGM, or has signs that appear to show she has had FGM.

Risk Assessment and Guidance

DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

This guidance has been developed to provide information about the specific issues frequently encountered when dealing with FGM. In addition, it provides a framework which organisations may wish to adopt to support professionals in the ongoing consideration of risks pertaining to FGM. It also includes the DoH risk assessment shown below.

Click here to access the guidance.

DoH Risk Assessment

Medical Examinations

DEVELOPED BY THE NHS

This information sheet contains guidance on medical examination in cases of FGM, and provisions to be considered in to account when doing an examination to identify FGM.

 You can download the guidance here

FGM and Mental Health

A clinical psychologist and a specialist FGM nurse give advice for health professionals about addressing the mental health implications of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Let's Talk FGM App

PRODUCED BY OXFORD HEALTH NHS

Let’s Talk FGM is an iPad app to assist professionals to make sensitive enquiry about FGM. It incorporates key information on the impact of FGM, why it happens, the law, how to protect children and suggests support for survivors. Let’s Talk FGM presents four films and soundbites of key information in five languages.

Check out the app here

Guidance

DEVELOPED BY INTEGRATE BRISTOL AND ST WERBURGH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL
  1. The issue of how to approach the topic of FGM with a younger age group in primary schools was one St Werburgh’s Primary School and Integrate Bristol were determined to address, particularly as they are more vulnerable.

  2. Introducing Education around FGM Guidance

Schools Approach

PRODUCED BY NORBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Fantastic video highlighting how Norbury school have integrated FGM into their curriculum in the context of the UN children’s rights convention. Head Teacher, Louise Browning, talks about how the school engage the community and the whole school to raise awareness about FGM. Includes interviews with the children and parents.

Access the video here (Password: FGM)

Under 18s

Hannah

Developed by Integrate Bristol

Lesson Objective: To Understand how FGM can change someone’s ability to join in certain lessons and have a detrimental effect on their social and emotional well-being and well as the physical effects.

Hannah Lesson Plan

Hannah Video

PANTS

DEVELOPED BY INTEGRATE BRISTOL AND ST WERBURGH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Lesson objective: To understand what FGM stands for.

PANTS Lesson Plan

PANTS Video

Child First Plus

This resource been developed by Child First Plus

Currently awaiting accreditation from the PSHE association.

An Unequal World is a lesson plan guide and powerpoint to help develop students’ knowledge and awareness of issues related to sexual oppression both in terms of specific oppressive practices and in terms of the broader issue of how oppression operates in society.

“An Unequal World” Part One: FGM Lesson Plan

“An Unequal World” Part One: FGM Powerpoint Slides

Legal Eagles is a handout that can be given to children with the aim of helping them create a project to raise awareness of FGM and the legal consequences

“Legal Eagles” Group Handout

Healthy Schools

The lesson plan was written and developed by Janice Slough and Janine Killough.

This lesson has been written to raise awareness of the practice of FGM and to inform young people of the facts and issues, and how and where to get help if they need to. In order to inform and facilitate the exploration of attitudes around FGM, it is important for young men as well as young women to take part in these lessons.

This document contains several lesson plans and resources that can be used to discuss FGM with KS3 level young people.

Access the lesson plans here

Everybody's Buisness

DEVELOPED BY INTEGRATE BRISTOL

Lesson Objective: To provide a safe space for staff and young people to overcome barriers in terms of discussing FGM.To reinforce human rights. To enable staff and students in a secondary school setting to better understand and overcome barriers facing young people and staff when trying to safeguard girls from FGM.

Everybody’s Business Lesson Plan

Hannah

Developed by Integrate Bristol

Lesson Objective: To understand how FGM can change someone’s ability to join in certain lessons and have a detrimental effect on their social and emotional well-being and well as the physical effects.

Hannah Lesson Plan

Hannah Powerpoint 

Dilema

Developed by Integrate Bristol

Lesson Objective: To provide a safe space for staff and young people to overcome barriers in terms of discussing FGM.
To reinforce human rights. To enable staff and students in a secondary school setting to better understand and overcome barriers facing young people and staff when trying to safeguard girls from FGM .

Dilema Lesson Plan

P.A.N.T.S

Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.

Get together and singalong with Pantosaurus above to get the conversation started. Take our quiz below to test your PANTS knowledge and download our PANTS guides for more support.

P.A.N.T.S & FGM

Made in cooperation with the NSPCC and St Werburgh’s Primary school, this workshop uses a simple animation that embeds FGM into the already widely known and familiar NSPCC PANTS resource in an age appropriate and sensitive way. This resource is aimed primarily at children in years 5 and 6.

This animation is intended as the first resource to introduce the topic of FGM and ensure that children know it is wrong and that nobody has the right to change their bodies.

‘Let’s talk about Pants’ is part one of a two part resource; it can be followed by ‘Hannah’ later in the school year.

Hannah

 Hannah focuses teachers on some of the warning signs, particularly in girls who have just moved from primary to secondary school. At the beginning of a P.E lesson, a young girl runs away crying and hides in the toilet. Two of her friends come into the changing room and discuss her behaviour. Developed by Integrate Bristol.

Everybody's Business

A girl in this video ignores abuse as it unfolds around her. This ambitious film is entirely one shot and the latest in a line of anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaign videos to be used in schools by teachers.

UCLH has a paediatric (under 18) FGM clinic and an affiliation with the urogynaecology service. Links with the paediatric clinic running on Fridays.

Please contact Dr Hodes contact 02034475241 or email Kirsty.phillips2@uclh.nhs.uk and renara.begum@uclh.nhs.uk for an appointment.

For more information click here

FORWARD are a charity who work to safeguard women and girls from FGM. They have created a website aimed specifically at young people 11-17 yrs who want to know more about FGM and body rights. The page also has a section for schools.

You can view the website here

Parents

A statement opposing FGM can be outlines what FGM is, the legislation and penalties involved and the help and support available. The statement is often referred to as a health passport. The passport is available in several languages and can be give to families before they go away on holiday to give to other family members.

To download a statement opposing FGM please click HERE

This is a leaflet produced by FORWARD that can be given to families who believe FGM is a Islamic requirement. To access the leaflet please click HERE.

NHS specialist services for Female Genital Mutilation where survivors can be signposted to.

Access a list of clinics HERE

developed BY forward

This leaflet is for parents to help raise awareness of FGM and the law, especially around the holiday season.

View the leaflet here