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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

Female Genital Mutilation Lunchtime Briefing

Target Group:           Any professional working with children and young people in the Borough of Lewisham.

Trainer:                     Shani Hassan – African Advocacy Foundation

Time of Session:     12:00 - 14:00

Venue:                      Will be confirmed in the booking confirmation email.

Dates:                       30th June 2017

                                  11th January 2018

Delegates:                50 places

Aims & Objectives

  • Understanding FGM
  • Social and cultural normalities that enable it’s practice.
  • FGM, human rights and UK law;
  • Risk factors and warning signs that a person has undergone FGM;
  • Advice on working sensitively with suspected child abuse cases, and signposting to local specialist support services.
  • In-depth reasons from the practicing communities’ perspective
  • Health implications,
  • Faith and cultural beliefs,
  • Effective ways of identifying and supporting victims/survivors and their families and prevent harm to those at risk, i.e. girls and women from practicing communities
  • The session will also include a Q&A. 

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