Being effective: Safeguarding children and families from the practice of FGM

featured-image-indexSouthwark Council are putting on an event for Churches to increase their awareness of responsibilities towards safeguarding for families and children especially with relation to FGM.

Audience: Designated persons/ leads; PSHE leads in schools; professionals and frontline staff across services including health, social care and the council, and faith group leaders

Date and time: 27th April 2017 at 1.30pm -4.00pm

Venue: Rotherhithe Primary School, Rotherhithe New Road, London SE16 2PL

Course information: This event will inform colleagues’ knowledge and understanding of FGM as well as share good practice in terms of strategies

Course outcomes:
• Develop an understanding of the beliefs and ideas influencing the practice of FGM
• Hear from survivors and a holistic approach to the care of women
• Explore ways of talking to children about FGM
• Share good practice across the different sectors
• Develop a joined up approach

To register onto the event please contact:

Dr Kevin Dykes
Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention Co-ordinator
Kevin.Dykes@SOUTHWARK.GOV.UK

For more information on the topic visit http://www.un.org/en/events/femalegenitalmutilationday/

Picture by of UNFPA/Sheila Mckinnon