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.