FGM: Female Genital Mutilation all you need to know


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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It’s also known as female circumcision, cutting or sunna.

Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It’s dangerous and a criminal offence. If you have concerns about a girl in Dudley call 0300 555 0050 or non emergency crime telephone number 101

There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn’t enhance fertility and it doesn’t make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.

For further details from the Department of Health click the following


Hate Crime Awareness Training

As part of a contract to offer support to victims of hate crime in Dudley we have planned an awareness training session for a number of staff and volunteers who will be involved in providing the service. However, we are offering the opportunity to external agencies including Third Party Reporting Centres who may have staff or volunteers who could do with attending this awareness training also.

Overall the training will provide participants with an introduction to some of the critical issues involve in identifying and supporting people affected by Hate crime and the impact Hate crime has on people’s lives. The awareness session will consider impact of current legislation and high profile cases. The training delivered by Stop Hate UK will draw upon participants’  own experiences and organisational procedures. Facilitator course notes will be provided and each participants will be required to complete session evaluation forms and on conclusion of the session be provided with a certificate of attendance.

The training sessions will be held on:-

Friday 18 March 2016  9.30-12.30pm

Friday 18 March 1-4pm

Tuesday 22 March 2016 9.30-12.30pm

Tuesday 22 March 2016 1-4pm

Venue: Saltwells Education Centre, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 9LY.

Places are limited to 30 delegates per sessions,  if you are interested in attending, please could supervisors forward nominations with preferred sessions to myself by Monday 7 March 2016.

Sarah Nixon 30063

West Midlands Police

Crime Reduction and Vulnerability Officer

Partnerships Team, Dudley LPU

Contact number:- 8513094

Email: s.nixon@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk


Challenging Human Trafficking

Challenging Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
A Practical Guide to identifying and dealing with human exploitation for front-line workers

Date: 23/02/2016

Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm (light refreshments will be provided)
Location: Savoy Centre, Dudley (on site car parking available)
Cost: £25pp + VAT + Booking Fee

Human Trafficking is here, it’s happening now and it’s on our doorstep! Following the implementation of the Modern Day Slavery Act in 2015 Black Country Housing Group has partnered with Hope for Justice to raise awareness of Human Trafficking and support front-line workers to identify the signs, support victims and to report and deal with potential cases.

The session will involve:

  • What is human trafficking and the different types that exist
  • The legal framework
  • Recognising the signs and indicators of different types of trafficking
  • Responding appropriately to victims and cases of human trafficking

The session will be led by experts in legally challenging perpetrators and supporting victims of human trafficking and will include actual case studies, practical guidance and an opportunity to ask the experts.

The session will be led by Hope for Justice, a small international charity which helps identify and rescue victims of human trafficking, exploitation and slavery, advocates on their behalf and provides restorative care that rebuilds lives.Challenging Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
A Practical Guide to identifying and dealing with human exploitation for front-line workers

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/challenging-human-trafficking-and-modern-day-slavery-tickets-20943694153 This is the link to book onto the workshop.