Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation : A Handbook for Professionals Working in Health, Education, Social Care and the Police

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The UK government is taking FGM cases seriously and it is also a major priority for NHS England. But many healthcare professionals and those working with children and young people are still unsure on the procedures and laws around this illegal practise. This handbook aims to address these gaps in knowledge around FGM including diagnosis, implications and management of FGM cases, particularly in relation to national guidance, legal aspects, safeguarding issues and resources, including support groups.Those who use this resource will be able to gain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 147.32 x 205.74 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Hove, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1910366412
  • 9781910366417

Table of contents

Part One: An introduction to FGM Terminology Types of FGM How it is carried out Physical and psychological complications Demographics, motives and prevalence Collecting data in the UK Part Two: FGM and the law The law abroad UK legislation Challenges posed by the legislation The Serious Crime Act (2015) Part Three: Risk assessment, management and safeguarding Risk factors and indicators that FGM is planned Consultation skills and tips The 4Cs risk assessment tool Department of Health risk assessment tool Management of FGM Safeguarding Information sharing and confidentiality Further resources Specialist services Organisations Helplines Reference materials, books and guidance
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About Sharon Raymond

Dr Sharon Raymond is the named GP for safeguarding children in Croydon. Sharon is also medical lead for NW London primary care out of hours service and safeguarding subject matter expert for Care UK. She runs 'Safeguarding Updates' delivering training on safeguarding children and adults to clinicians across England.
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