Event: A Briefing About FGM, Birmingham 30.03.09


A collaboration between Birmingham City Council’s Health Education Service, the Safer Birmingham Partnership and Heart of Birmingham TPCT has led to the forming of an event on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to be held in March.


FGM, (sometimes known as female circumcision), is more common in a number of Birmingham communities than many organisations realise. Local Safeguarding Board Guidance puts an onus on agencies to respond appropriately.

Aim: To help schools and other agencies devise appropriate responses to children and families in respect of FGM.
By the end of the briefing participants will have:
A knowledge of what FGM is, and the communities that practice it
Knowledge of recognising the signs that require intervention
Knowledge of the law concerning FGM
Understanding of required record keeping and referral

Speakers: will include representatives from FORWARD (The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development), West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council

Audience: School and Education Services Designated Senior Persons for Child Protection, headteachers, school nurses, staff in statutory and voluntary agencies working in and with schools.

Booking a place: This event is supported by funding from Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust. There is no charge for places. N.B. However a charge of £50 will be levied in the event of non-attendance.

Monday 30 March 2009, 12 – 4 p.m.
Jury’s Inn, Broad Street, Birmingham
A light buffet style lunch will be available from 12 noon. Sessions will begin promptly at 1 p.m.

For further information and booking forms please contact Deborah Tillesley

Deborah Tillsley
Children, Young People & Families Directorate
Margaret Street
B3 3BU
Tel: 0121 464 6100
Email: Deborah_Tillsley@birmingham.gov.uk


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