Working Together to Tackle FGM Locally

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Sunita Pobi, Head of Training, National FGM Centre
  • Allen Davis, Inspector - Partnership Team, SOECA Command, Metropolitan Police
  • Anne-Marie Hutchinson (Chair), Partner (specialisation in honour-based violence and forced marriage), Dawson Cornwell
  • Further speakers TBC


In the past year 5,391 new cases of FGM were recorded in England, and although it has been illegal since 1985, 57 of these cases occurred in the United Kingdom. Yet there has still not been a successful prosecution for FGM in the UK. Clearly, more must be done to improve prevention, identification and enforcement across the country. 

Attend this Westminster Briefing to receive an up-to-date brief on the Government's FGM strategy. You will explore how to develop an effective multi-agency response to FGM in your setting, learn from best practice case studies, and examine how to safeguard the vulnerable people you deal with.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Comprehensive overview of the Government's strategy on FGM & your responsibilities
  • Effective working between health professionals, children's services, police and others
  • Engaging with community groups to encourage prevention
  • Overcoming the challenges of identifying victims and gathering evidence in FGM cases
  • Training health and police staff to respond to cases of FGM
  • Good practice case studies of identifying victims and responding effectively
  • Developing a multi-agency approach to tackling FGM

About the Day:

The morning session will provide a comprehensive overview of the Government's strategy, what this means for practitioners and how multiple agencies can work together to tackle FGM in their area. 

The afternoon session will focus on good practice examples of effective partnership working, identification, prevention & enforcement from leading practitioners who are working to combat FGM in their local area.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from the health services; the police; school nurses; GPs; social workers; safeguarding teams; Community Safety Partnerships; local authorities; UK Border Force; Police and Crime Commissioners; community groups; social services; teachers; charities and anybody with an interest in or responsibility to protect women and girls from FGM.


Wednesday 18th October 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Taking place in Central London (Zone 1, Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

Background Quote

'This Government is clear that it will not tolerate a practice that causes lifelong physical and psychological suffering to women and girls.'

Sarah Newton MP – Minister for Vulnerability and Safeguarding

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