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Female Genital Mutilation Learning Seminars

In conjunction with Barnardos and the National FGM Centre, the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board is offering professionals the opportunity to attend a learning seminar on FGM. It will be led by Sonita Pobi from the National FGM Centre on the 3rd March. Please see the flyer for further details.

Female Genital Mutilation Learning Seminars

Governments FGM Unit’s recently updated FGM e-learning course – FREE

The course now includes information on the changes to the law introduced through the Serious Crime Act 2015, updated prevalence data, the NHS England enhanced dataset, and new guidance for UK Visas and Immigration.

To access the course, go to

Female Genital Mutilation: Resource Pack

This resource was developed in response to requests for clearer direction from central government about the safeguarding responsibilities of local authorities. It is designed to highlight examples from areas where effective practice has been identified and to emphasise what works in fighting female genital mutilation (FGM).

This pack features:

Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

From the 17th July anyone who fears somebody is at risk of FGM can apply to a family court for an FGMPO. This includes schools.

FGMPOs Guidance for Local Authorities
FGMPO External Court Guidance
NPCC Press Release


Hertfordshire FGM Guidance

Keeping children and young people safe from all forms of abuse is a top priority in Hertfordshire. The guidance aims to equip you with the information to help children at risk.



Female Genital Mutilation: Guidelines to Protect Children and Women – Home Office, Department for Education and The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP (published 20/04/11, updated 22/07/14)

Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation (November 2014)


FGM referral - HP Questions
National FGM Centre Leaflet - What is FGM
National FGM Centre Leaflet - About Centre