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The National Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Centre has recently launched a new FGM Assessment tool and guidance for social workers. The tool provides social workers with a range of questions to help them assess cases where FGM might be an issue. More information can be found on the centre’s website.
The National FGM Centre is a partnership between Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association (LGA) to achieve a systems change in the provision of services for children and families affected by FGM. Funded by the Department of Education as part of its Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme, the Centre works closely with key partners from Local Authorities, Health, Education, Police, and the voluntary sector to achieve its vision and aims. In 2017, the centre’s remit was extended to include Breast Ironing/Flattening and Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief.