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    FGM Conference

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    START DATE 3 February 2017
    START TIME 09:00am

    College building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

    END DATE 3 February 2017
    END TIME 05:00pm

    A conference assessing the role of professionals in addressing the problems caused by FGM

    This conference will discuss the problems experienced by women, children and men encountering Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and will ask what role professionals should play in identifying, managing and supporting these.

    FGM is a crime that affects some of the most vulnerable girls and women in our society. Through working together closely with the police, health and social care professionals and the third sector, we are now in a much better place to have a successful prosecution against those who perpetrate this practice.

    Keynote speaker

    • Cecilia Anim President of the RCN Celia Jefferies. Head of National Centre for FGM.

    This event is particularly relevant for:

    • Commissioning managers / leads
    • Safeguarding leads/LSCB members
    • FGM Trust leads
    • Specialist workers
    • Health and Wellbeing Board chairs / Public Health leads
    • Local authority leads / councillors
    • Social workers
    • Primary and secondary teachers, teaching assistants,head teachers, those working in education with links to well-being services or delivery of PSHE
    • Community groups & 3rd sector organisations
    • GPs, midwives, nurses, health visitors, school nurses, teachers, social workers
    • Other multi-disciplinary professionals

    Please register here

    Morning session

    9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee

    9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and opening remarks

    • Jan Williams

    9.45 – 10.00 Focusing on FGM.

    • Cecilia Anim

    10.00 – 10.45 The Home Office’s role in tackling FGM

    • Home Office

    10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

    11.00 – 11.30 Survivors’ story

    11.30 – 12.00 Q & A panel

    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

    Afternoon Session

    13.00 – 13.45 Choose from:

    1. Gender issues, Prof Helen Allan
    2. Talking to teens, Joy Clark
    3. Talking about FGM in sexual health, Suzanne Everett
    4. Cultural Perspective of FGM, Theresa Bourne

    13. 45 – 14.30 Coffee break -

    • The Rickett’s Quadrangle, ground floor

    14.30 – 15.15 Choose from:

    1. Issues around FGM and Social Work, Lucille Allain
    2. Setting up FGM clinic, Dr Comfort Momoh, MBE
    3. Addressing FGM in schools, Vanessa Diakides
    4. Women’s equality and the Law, Prof Joshua Castellino
    5. Health Professionals talking with Families, Lindsey Ahmet

    15.15 – 16.00 Mandatory reporting and the work of the

    • Barnardo’s Centre Cecilia Jefferies

    16.00 – 16.15 Round up and evaluation

    16.15 End of day

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