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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