Female Genital Mutilation – Safeguarding Training

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a huge child protection concern that we all need to be aware of year-round, but why is it especially important to keep your safeguarding training around this issue in mind during the summertime? What is female genital mutilation? You might have already heard of female genital mutilation. Many professionals shorten…

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) – Know the signs

female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (commonly referred to as FGM) is a form of child abuse that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice is common in many cultures, with the largest number of reported cases occurring in African countries such as Egypt, Somalia and Sierra Leone. However, FGM…

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Change to FGM law will see stiffer penalties for abusers who blame partners

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales, a parliamentary advisory body that seeks to promote greater transparency and consistency in sentencing, has put forward proposals for tougher sentences for parents who blame a partner for their own child cruelty. The proposals, which are supported by the Ministry of Justice, could mean that blaming others is…

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Could you help a girl at risk of female genital mutilation?

Barnardo’s children’s charity has released a statement advising professionals to pay particular attention to the signs and indicators that a girl may be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) as the so-called ‘cutting season’ approaches. Female genital mutilation (commonly referred to as FGM) is a form of child abuse that involves partial or…

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PSHE role in safeguarding.

Home Affairs Committee report into FGM – Female GM: abuse unchecked – has said it is “beyond belief” that there has not been one successful prosecution since FGM was made illegal in the UK 30 years ago.  The Committee makes key recommendations around central data recording saying that current data is ineffective in measuring the extent…

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