FGM AWARE NEWSLETTER
FOR COMMUNITY USE
FGM: Information to help
Leaflet suitable for community use, outlining how Health services can help; the law on FGM; what to do if concerned about a girl at risk: plus organisations to help.
FGM Government statement
Scottish Government statement opposing FGM, outlining the law and where to get help in Scotland or whilst abroad. Helpful for parents under pressure from family or community members to arrange FGM for their daughter.
FGM organisations in Africa
Information on organisations working against FGM and to improve the lives of girls and women.
Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (Home Office, April 2016)
This statutory guidance extends to England and Wales only but contains information of interest to practitioners in Scotland, such as risk factors, indicators FGM has taken place, and talking about FGM.
Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in Scotland: A Scottish model of intervention (Scottish Refugee Council and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2014)
Identifies populations across Scotland potentially affected by FGM and sets out a number of recommendations for prevention and response interventions.
National Action Plan to prevent and eradicate FGM (2016 - 2020)
The Scottish Government’s National Action Plan seeks to help partner organisations and communities work together in finding solutions to eradicate FGM.
Participatory action research project with men, women and young people on FGM in Scotland. 2016
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TRAINING
AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
6 minute animated DVD designed for use with practitioners.
Facilitator's Notes to accompany Sara's Story
Background information, suggestions for use, and discussion points.
FGM Aware: Training Presentation (November 2016)
Powerpoint presentation and notes suitable for a half-day level 1 training session, or for embedding within Child or Adult Protection and other courses.
FGM Aware: Training Notes (February 2015)
Additional notes that cover recommended good practice in delivering training on FGM, and information on key points.
Africa maps: Training Exercise (February 2015)
Two maps: one detailing in which countries FGM is practiced, and one 'blank' questionnaire map.