Tag Archives: Safeguarding children

Female genital mutilation – a barbaric practice that must be stopped

This is the first blog in the “Harmful Cultural Practice” collection.

It was timely reminder of how times are changing – and couldn’t have come any sooner for the three girls about to be sent overseas to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).

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To build change you need a whole systems view on partnerships

Most things are socially defined by what people say or do, or how they are in their social groups and teams. 

Through the eyes of a child, all professionals “are all simply adults with authority”. They do not necessarily see or understand professional training, status, qualifications or experience. They also do not necessarily understand the complexities involved in keeping them safe from harm or support delivered through partnership arrangements.

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