A selection of news and upcoming events from the FGM Centre
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Welcome to the August issue of the National FGM Centre Newsletter!

Our news
CYP Now Award

The National FGM Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Children & Young People Now Awards 2016 within the Safeguarding Award Category!

The ceremony announcing the winners will be held on the 24th of November. #CYPNowAwards

FGM Risk Assessment Matrix pilot

The National FGM Centre is piloting the first ever Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM) for FGM in Social Care provision. Unlike other forms of abuse, FGM is harder to identify as it often happens in loving families with no prior history of abuse, and warning signs are harder to identify. Social Care professionals have struggled with assessing the risk of FGM, and until now, no tool existed to support them. The RAM aims to change that. The pilot will take place in Thurrock, Suffolk,and several London boroughs between August and October 2016. The pilot will be independently evaluated by the University of Leeds.

Events and Services

The National FGM Centre is developing a UK map that will show the services and upcoming FGM events in various regions. If you have any upcoming events or know of any FGM services in your area please get in touch.

Check out our new Interactive FGM World map for country specific information.
Other News
Updated e-learning

The free Home Office FGM e-learning course has been updated.

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

Coming up

National FGM Centre Conference

The National FGM Centre’s second annual conference will give senior managers, commissioners, service managers and practitioners from across statutory and voluntary services a rare opportunity to learn about new, cost effective models of service delivery and the current evidence base from experts in the field.

Book your place HERE

Work in the Home Nations

The National FGM Centre is expanding it’s reach in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. We are busy meeting with local experts and we will be developing new resources in our Knowledge Hub for each of the home nations. If you live or work in the home nations and you would like us to consider some resources for inclusion in the knowledge hub, please email us at

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