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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…

FGM Downloads and Updates

FGM Downloads and updates The Wandsworth FGM Guidelines and Wandsworth FGM Strategy are no longer in use and are now archived. Please download the following document for further information: Wandsworth FGM Updates May 2016  All FGM Pathways have also been replaced with a single document.…

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…

GDPR and the DCR, WAND and WAND+ card holders

The General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR" – what does it mean for the information we hold about DCR, WAND and WAND+ members? Organisations (like the Local Authority) must manage data that we hold about individuals, keep records about what information we have, why we…

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  …

Guide to Early Help Processes

This handbook is written for frontline operational managers, but the processes and policies will be of use to all staff working with and supporting children, young people and their families. The guidance explains the framework, practice tools and processes that are used to support integrated working…

High Needs Provision Capital Allocation

The Government is supporting local authorities to deliver new places and improve existing provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities. This funding has been provided to local authorities through a new grant called the High Needs Provision Capital…