As part of our Health Advocacy Service we run the Newham FGM Prevention Service on behalf of the London Borough of Newham. If you live in Newham and have been affected by FGM or would like to learn more about safeguarding girls or women from FGM, then we can help.
If you’d like to know what you can do safeguard and support the girls and women in your care who might be affected by FGM and find out more about the services we offer then please get in touch. We’re working with teachers, social workers, health professionals and anyone responsible for the care of women and girls to help you find out the law on FGM, how you can help reduce young women’s risk and how to refer to our service.
If you’re a woman who has been affected FGM we provide confidential and free one-to-one case work advocacy tailored to your needs, including referring on to other specialist services.
We’re working to reduce the risk of FGM to young women and girls. If you’re a leader or member of a religious or community group, and you think your group might benefit from a workshop, we can help your group find out about:
- the law surrounding FGM
- the health consequences of FGM
- how to protect children from FGM
- what to do if you are concerned or worried about someone
- where you/others can find support if they have survived FGM
The FGM Prevention Service is based at the One Stop Shop in Newham along with a range of other confidential advice and support for women experiencing domestic and sexual violence. The One Stop Shop can be contacted on 0845 451 2547 (24 hour helpline). If you would like to know more about the London Borough of Newham’s approach to FGM please visit their website or consult their protocol on Newham: FGM Protocol