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COVID-19: National FGM Centre Podcast

In our first series of interviews, VAC’s Safeguarding Lead talks to Leethen Bartholomew, Head of The National FGM Centre, about the rise in Domestic Violence and child neglect cases, emerging stories of faith groups promoting and selling Covid-19 protection and miracle cures and the recent data that black, Asian and ethnic minorities are being dis proportionally effected by Covid-19.
He also offers advise to professionals and safeguarding leads who may be supporting BME communities, in terms of surviving the lock-down and the pandemic as a whole.
All referrals relating to FGM, abuse linked to faith and belief, breast flattening and other harmful practices, should be made through the usual safeguarding routes, designated safeguarding leads, children’s social care or the police.
Listen to the podcast here:
Infographic – Covid 19 and Harmful Practices

Useful Resources

The National FGM Centre
Hestia – Support adults and children in times of crisis