Presentation on theme: "FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP IN DUDLEY Emma Danks Midwife, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust."— Presentation transcript:
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP IN DUDLEY Emma Danks Midwife, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
BACKGROUND First encountered during my midwifery training No guidance in place Majority of staff had not encountered FGM No staff knew how to deal with the Woman
BACKGROUND (CONTINUED) Realised a gap in care for women in Dudley Contacted Alison Byrne at Heartlands Hospital Attended clinic and gained valuable knowledge and experience Obtained regional statistics of women Discovered large Yemeni population locally Developed local guideline Began awareness training at the Trust
FGM IN DUDLEY BOROUGH FGM increasing in the Dudley borough Large population of Yemeni women presenting to the Trust Increasing number of African women now presenting to the Trust Continue raising awareness with midwives at the Trust More women being identified
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MULTI AGENCIES Introduced to Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board (DSCB) Put together a programme for multi agency training with DSCB Raising awareness to agencies such as Health Visitors, teachers, probation, service, police and social services
FUTURE WORK Implement service tailored to FGM women into the Trust Devise clear pathways to multi agencies Continue to educate midwives, multidisciplinary team and multi agencies in the Dudley Borough regarding caring for women who have been subject to FGM
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