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1 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board Sharing Good Practice Waltham Forest experience of developing good practice Kathi Gittens Child Protection Coordinator Childrens Services

2 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board The Drivers in Waltham Forest North East London is a culturally diverse area. African Well Womens Service The Female Genital Mutilation Act Child Protection legislation and guidance

3 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board Strategic Development From Service Delivery Links with the Metropolitan Police initially Project Violet now Project Azure – specifically FGM Womens Service links with International and national links with anti FGM campaigners.

4 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board The Process Persistence paid dividends! A working group was convened with support from the ACPC Cardiff ACPC provide support Overcoming difficulties

5 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board Waltham Forest Protocol - Contents Outlining the context Providing clarity Procedures and practice guidelines

6 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board Waltham Forest Protocol The appendices contain summaries of good practice guidelines for professionals Evidence based references Glossary of terms used in the document

7 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board Developing good practice Commitment from key agencies Identifying a lead agency/post Existing services – making use of knowledge, experience & skills

8 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board Developing good practice Existing initiatives Awareness raising within the community Awareness raising and training with professionals Education and working at grass roots is the key to safeguarding girls at risk

9 Waltham Forest Local Safeguarding Children Board The Outcomes Protocol was finally ratified by the Local Safeguarding Children Board - Autumn London Safeguarding Children Board Waltham Forest LSCB training events


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