The harmful practice of female genital mutilation in Lancashire
The aim of the conference is to build on existing awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) where professionals will be encouraged to consider how they can identify and respond to FGM within their role.
Assessing the needs of children who may be at risk of FGM and the correct safeguarding processes and procedures they need to follow locally.
Using a drama group to bring the process to life, real life family scenarios will work through the new Lancashire multi-agency pathway to identify how the risk of FGM is identified and what can be done to prevent FGM being carried out.
Guest speakers will raise awareness about the physical and psychological effect of FGM, factors to consider during assessments and the legislation available to prevent FGM being carried out.
08:45 Registration / Tea & Coffee
09:15 Opening – Jane Booth, Chair of the Lancashire Safeguarding Children’s Board
09:25 What is FGM? Why is it Harmful Practice? – Peggy Mulongo
10:30 Legislation – Child Abuse / Human Rights / Case Law – Cheryl Hramiak, CPS North West
11:30 A Victims Story – Experience within the community once FGM is challenged?
12:00 FGM in Lancashire – What are we seeing? How is it being identified? – Peter Yates, Lancashire Constabulary
13:15 Lancashire Victim Services
13:30 Afta thought drama group – Bringing FGM to life
14:45 Afta thought drama group – Bringing FGM to life continued
16:15 Event Close
Registration for tickets has now closed.
If you have applied for tickets confirmation of places will be sent out W/C 22nd May, 2017.
Date: 7 June 2017
Time: 8.45am to 16.15pm
Location: Ellis Conference Centre, Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters
If you have any questions about the conference please contact Steffani Hull on 01772 538 414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.