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Forced Marriage and FGM

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM image

 

Female genital mutilation is a form of child physical abuse.

Call the FGM helpline if you're worried that you or someone you know is at risk of, or has had, FGM.

It's free, anonymous and we're here 24/7.

0800 028 3550

 

FGM Poster for young people
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97820/poster-for-fgm.pdf


FGM Leaflet for young people
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97829/leaflet-for-fgm.pdf

 

Local factsheet for women and girls on FGM

 

Female Genital Mutilation Helpline

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline is a UK-wide service. It operates 24/7, and is staffed by specially trained child protection helpline counsellors who can offer advice, information and assistance.

Their helpline number is 0800 028 3550

 

FGM App: Petals

This new App has been created to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation (FGM). It includes: information about FGM; personal stories from those who have been affected; links to educational films; a quiz; and tips on how to get involved in campaigning to end the practice. it provides details of where those affected or at risk can go to get help and advice and provides access the NSPCC’s National FGM Helpline at the touch of a button. It works across most mobile devices.

http://petals.coventry.ac.uk/

The organisation, Rights of Women, has published a briefing on female genital mutilation and the law.

http://rightsofwomen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ROW-­-Legal-Guide-Female-Genital-Mutilation-final.pdf

 

“Ending FGM – its everybody’s business”

Everybody’s Business is a youth-led website that raises awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM); provides regular comment about UK and global actions to end the practice and most importantly provides space for young people to add their voice to the FGM campaign.

By acting together we can make ending FGM everybody’s business.

Sing. Shout. Smile. Laugh. Live. #EndFGM

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Forced Marriage

What is Forced Marriage?

 childline plus numberChildline are able to provide lots of useful information on forced marriage - click here to go to their website.

 

Bedfordshire Police have designed two posters on Forced Marriage

Bedfordshire Police logo

Poster one

Poster two

 

News

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here