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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…

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: First Response - guidance for professionals Multi-agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage Forced Marriage Protection Orders The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance…

The Law on FGM

National Policy documents for professionals Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation (2011) Royal College of Nursing Female genital mutilation (2006) Safeguarding Children and Young People: A Toolkit for General Practice (2011) Female Genital Mutilation and its Management (2009) Female…

List of FGM Specialist Services in London

1. St George’s FGM Services Tel: 0208 725 5949 Open: 2 Fridays each month 2 – 5pm Contact: Denise Henry, Specialist Perineal Midwife: Denise.Henry@stgeorges.nhs.uk 2. Acton African Well Women Centre Acton Health Centre 35 – 61 Church Road London, W3 8QE Tel: 0208 383 8716;…

NSPCC: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The following video has been made independently to reflect the experiences of a children who have undergone FGM. Please note some of the content is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0" /><param value="transparent" /></object> The NSPCC FGM helpline is…

Wandsworth’s FGM Community Champions

Home Office funding received by the Katherine Low Settlement (community centre & charity) has been used to train local volunteers to become FGM champions, their role is to raise awareness and promote discussion about this important issue.  The champions are able to come out to…

What can we do to prevent FGM and help those affected by it?

If you are worried that a child may be at risk of FGM or undergone FGM follow these steps: Child is at risk of FGM or Child has had FGM - Refer to Children’s Social Care 020 8871 6622 or 020 8871 6000 (after hours)…