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Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically and/or emotionally or due to…

Forced Marriage Myth Buster

If I tell someone, my parents will be told Absolutely not! Nobody will tell your parents anything that will put you in harms way. If I ask for help, my parents will go to jail This isn’t true; there are many ways that you could…

Forced Marriage Guidance and FMPOs

Most forced marriages take place abroad. If you are travelling overseas and worried that you may be forced into a marriage, before you leave: Give a photocopy of your passport, travel plans, details of where you’re staying, your parents’ details and a photograph of yourself…

What can we do to prevent FGM and help those affected by it?

If you are worried that a child may be at risk of FGM or undergone FGM follow these steps: Child is at risk of FGM or Child has had FGM - Refer to Children’s Social Care 020 8871 6622 or 020 8871 6000 (after hours)…

FGM complications

Immediate and short term complications Severe pain during the procedure and healing Shock can be caused by pain and/or haemorrhage Excessive bleeding (haemorrhage) and septic shock have been documented Difficulty in passing urine, and also passing of faeces, can occur due to swelling, oedema and…

NSPCC: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The following video has been made independently to reflect the experiences of a children who have undergone FGM. Please note some of the content is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0" /><param value="transparent" /></object> The NSPCC FGM helpline is…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Somebody Else's Child: A video guide to private fostering

The following video has been made independently and offers a guide to private fostering for professionals working with children. <iframe width="425" height="344" aria-label="a guide to private fostering for professionals working with children" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dAgI2qrdyxE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> More information For advice or information…

List of FGM Specialist Services in London

1. St George’s FGM Services Tel: 0208 725 5949 Open: 2 Fridays each month 2 – 5pm Contact: Denise Henry, Specialist Perineal Midwife: Denise.Henry@stgeorges.nhs.uk 2. Acton African Well Women Centre Acton Health Centre 35 – 61 Church Road London, W3 8QE Tel: 0208 383 8716;…

The Law on FGM

National Policy documents for professionals Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation (2011) Royal College of Nursing Female genital mutilation (2006) Safeguarding Children and Young People: A Toolkit for General Practice (2011) Female Genital Mutilation and its Management (2009) Female…