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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…

Parent and Child Development Team

The Parent and Child Development Team provides resources to promote the development of children with additional needs and their families. They have specialised play sessions, a sensory room and soft room as well as an extensive toy library. They support parents with issues relating to behaviour, play, social…

Parental substance misuse - newsletters and information for practitioners

If you are working with any parents who are experiencing drug or alcohol misuse then please consider making a referral to Fiona Dagger, Parental Substance Misuse Worker based in Wandsworth Town Hall. E: fdagger@wandsworth.gov.uk  T: 020 8871 7885 Spring 2015 Newsletter

Parenting Groups

The Groupwork and Parenting Service (GaPS) co-ordinates, promotes, quality assures and evaluates the delivery of parenting and domestic abuse groups run termly in venues across Wandsworth . Groups are for families living in the Borough, with priority given to those identified as needing additional support. Telephone:…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Single Pathway

The Single Pathway is a way of ensuring that children with complex and significant needs can access appropriate services in order to receive suitable support. A team of experienced professionals from Wandsworth education and Early Years and Intervention Support Services (EYISS), therapies, community paediatric service…

Somebody Else's Child: A video guide to private fostering

The following video has been made independently and offers a a guide to private fostering for professionals working with children. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/dAgI2qrdyxE?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dAgI2qrdyxE?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0" /><param value="transparent" /></object> More information For advice or information about private fostering arrangements, please contact the team between…

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)…