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Domestic violence and abuse

There are a range of violent and abusive situations that you or someone you know may be going through, or have gone through.   Why it’s important to seek help immediately Often, signs of domestic abuse are ignored and unreported. However, domestic violence and abuse…

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Click here to download Wandsworth's FGM Pathways. Here, you can find useful information about FGM, download the Council's latest strategy on dealing with the issue and find useful contact information if you, or someone you know, has been affected by FGM or if you are worried about…

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Click here to download Wandsworth's FGM Pathways. Here, you can find useful information about FGM, download the Council's latest strategy on dealing with the issue and find useful contact information if you, or someone you know, has been affected by FGM or if you are worried about…

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…

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…

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 – Leaflet

This leaflet is produced by Wandsworth Council’s Community Safety Unit. The leaflet contains advice on what to do if you or someone you know is at risk of a forced marriage. The leaflet contains specific information on: What is a forced marriage? What is the difference…

Guidance for professionals - domestic violence or abuse / forced marriage

This guidance is for professionals who come into contact with people who have experienced violence or abuse. Other documents include: Multi-agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage Forced Marriage Protection Orders The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage  …

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…

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;…