About this event

  • Date and time Sat 22 Jan 2022 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine, British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS)

This event aims to examine the essential aspects of an acute presentation of female genitalia mutilation (FGM) in a child and the criminal investigation, whilst ensuring the welfare of the child remains paramount. 

In this session, key speakers will cover the clinical aspects of the child's presentation, assessment and clinical care, safeguarding the child, along with aspects of the police investigation and evidence gathering. It will also cover the case building, charging decision and prosecution. 

During this session, you will:

  • Understand the acute presentation and care of a child following FGM 
  • Appreciate the multi-disciplinary approach to and complexity of investigation, case-building and prosecution 
  • Hear about the importance of the de-brief and learning from such a case 
  • Describe the importance of safeguarding the child

This annual event is a joint meeting run in conjunction with the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS).

We hope you will join us in person for this event but if you are unable you can sign up for the live stream version here.

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Early bird pricing available until 10 December 2021.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP BAFS Member AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student BAFS Student
£99.00 £77.00 £65.00 £65.00 £65.00 £40.00 £24.00


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 12:00 on 22 January 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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