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Tackling Female Genital Mutilation Prevention, Safeguarding & Supporting Survivors of FGM

Tuesday 25 Jan 2022


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Despite FGM being illegal in the UK there were 5,395 individual women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified in the period April 2020 to March 2021 and these are just the known cases (NHS Digital July 2021). This conference looks at prevention, safeguarding, meeting the national reporting requirements, and improving services for survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Through national updates, extended sessions and case studies the conference will look at your obligations with regard to reporting FGM, prevention and safeguarding those at risk of FGM, and providing effective services for survivors of FGM.

“Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.”

NHS Digital July 2021

“FGM violates human rights principles and standards – including the principles of equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex, the right to freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the rights of the child, and the right to physical and mental integrity, and even the right to life.”

World Health Organisation

“FGM is illegal in the UK. It is a practice which takes place worldwide in at least 30 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It also takes place within parts of Western Europe and other developed countries, primarily among immigrant and refugee communities.”

NHS England 2021

“FGM is a complex issue - despite the harm it causes, some women and men from affected communities consider it to be normal to protect their daughters and their cultural identity.”

Female genital mutilation: resource pack - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to prevent FGM and improve services for survivors of FGM
  • Learn from the perspective of an FGM survivor 
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Identify key strategies for FGM prevention and community outreach 
  • Understand Mandatory Reporting & current Legal requirements for reporting and safeguarding – and how you can communicate these to frontline staff 
  • Improve screening and risk assessment for FGM
  • Develop your skills in Safeguarding women and girls at risk of FGM & working with the police on FGM cases
  • Understand how you can improve the education and empowerment of professionals to manage FGM and disclosure
  • Learn from case studies to develop effective services for survivors of FGM
  • Understand how services can best meet the psychological needs of women and children who have experienced FGM
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleagues

Chair and Speakers Include:

Janet Fyle MBE

Professional Policy Advisor
The Royal College of Midwives

Ifrah Ahmed

Activist against FGM, and Founder
The Ifrah Foundation

Alison Byrne

FGM Specialist Midwife
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Yana Richens OBE

Deputy Head of Midwifery National Health England; Consultant Midwife University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and Director of Midwifery Whittington Health NHS Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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