FGM E-Network Forum Discussion E-Network Forum Discussion

The FGM Specialist Network/ E-platform https://www.fgmnetwork.org.uk/about/ was set up by the Royal College of Midwives, with funding from the Department of Health and NHS England. It is a means of creating a virtual forum of support for primarily health professionals, but also anyone working to end FGM. The e-network acts as a confidential platform for discussion of issues or specific problems, and for sharing information and best practice in a safe space.

As we grapple with the global pandemic, we would like to invite you to join us for our first forum discussion, the topic being:

‘The impact of Covid19 on FGM service provision and access.’

We know that women and girls are increasingly at risk of abuse during lockdown and we would like to discuss your views on how you think the pandemic has impacted on:

  • your ability to provide FGM services, including advocacy support
  • access for women and girls’ to FGM specialist services
  • what can be done to ensure that women and girls are aware that they can still access support
  • mandatory reporting

The discussion will be hosted by Juliet Albert, Specialist FGM Midwife at Queen Charlotte Hospital London, and Sonita Pobi-Busigu, RCM Consultant/ Former National Lead- Learning & Professional Development at the National FGM Centre.

Please register at https://www.fgmnetwork.org.uk/register/   with an official work email by Monday 15th June to join the forum discussion. If you have any queries/ difficulties registering, please contact: Chris Plummer-  [email protected].