GT Manchester FGM Forum

Report
Chair of GT Manchester FGM Forum
 Established in June 2011
Aim
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To enable statutory and voluntary
organizations to work in
partnership to prevent and reduce
incidents of Female Genital
Mutilation in Greater Manchester
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Resistance
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Lack of awareness
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Evidencing the issue
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Commissioned New Economy
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Produced a Prevalence report
The aim of the research was to provide an
understanding and scale of Female Genital
Mutilation (FGM) in Greater Manchester, and
also to identify any gaps in data and highlight
key sources of information that may be used to
improve knowledge.
Greater Manchester is one
of the 5 hotspots for FGM
in the UK
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CMFT (Central Manchester Foundation Trust)
Pennine Acute Health Trust (Bury, Oldham, North Manchester,
Rochdale )
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Pupil Ethnicity (Manchester only)
NINO (registration)
WHO
Forward UK
NW Regional Strategic Migration Partnership
Live birth Data
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Manchester has the greatest volume of births to
African mothers and is clearly a key area where
intervention is needed
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Salford & Bolton had 2nd Highest volume of births
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Rochdale showing 3rd Highest
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Large increases in births to African mothers in
Bury and Wigan (numbers lower than GT
Manchester average)
2 reversals carried out per month at St Marys
 More women seen in antenatal with Types 1 &
2 which do not require further surgical
intervention
 37 cases of FGM reported in 2010 by PAHT:
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◦ The average age of women is 31 years, with a range
of 23 – 41 years.
◦ The majority of women were born in Africa
◦ North Manchester General Hospital saw the majority
of patients.
City of Manchester has the highest proportion
of all the nationalities analysed
 Salford and Bolton have the second highest
proportions for all other nationalities
analysed.
 Rochdale & Oldham
Iraq
 Stockport & Salford
Egypt
 Trafford
India
 Wigan
Sudan
 Tameside & Bury
Ethiopian
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Sudanese
Somalian
Eritrean
Ethiopian
Muslim Bohra
Kurdish
Sierra Leone
Gambian
Nigerian
Egyptian
Raised the profile of FGM
 Commissioned a GM prevalence report
 Developed and trained 20 trainers across the
region to deliver FGM training
 Developed GM wide Safeguarding Protocol
 Developed E-learning training package
 Oldham and Wigan deliver regular FGM
training sessions
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Working closely with frontline community
groups supporting victims of FGM (AFRUCA,
BSCA, NESTAC,)
 Developed leaflets for professionals
 School Mapping
 Training Mapping
 Supported a community Local Radio station
to develop a FGM project
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Engaging with faith leaders
 Developing a GM wide strategy
 Developing a education resource
 Publicity campaign
 Roll out of further training
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All Forum members for YOUR hard work over
the years
All our supporters

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