The National Launch of the National FGM Support Clinics (NFGMSCs) is taking place on Thursday 12th September 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The NFGMSC holistic community-based clinics will offer a range of support services delivered by a multi-disciplinary team including; physical assessments and treatment (including deinfibulation if required), counselling, safeguarding information and access to FGM Health Advocate. There will be onward support to a specialist Consultant if additional support is required. The clinics will be located across each of these four regions: North of England, Midlands ad East, London and the South region.
Details can be found in the flyer below:
Launch of National FGM Support Centres 12th September
Guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) for all persons and bodies in England and Wales has been released on GOV.UK. It was first published in 2016 but has just been updated (October 2018). The guidance can be found here:
Multi-Agency Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation
You must read and follow this guidance if you are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. You should read this FGM guidance along-side other safeguarding guidance, including (but not limited to):
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) in England
Safeguarding Children: Working Together under the Children Act 2004 (2007) in Wales