9.6 B. Guidance and Resources

Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation

HM Government (2011)

This document seeks to provide advice and support to frontline professionals who have responsibilities to safeguard children and protect adults from the abuses associated with female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Guidance on regulating childcare in women’s refuges

Ofsted (2010)

Guidance for the National Business Unit, inspectors and the Compliance, Investigation and Enforcement Team on regulating childcare in women’s refuges

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Female Genital Mutilation: information services and support guide for young people in the UK

The Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD) (2009)

The guide is produced as a resource for use in schools by young people and adults who work with young people. It provides basic information on FGM and related health and social issues. It aims to increase awareness of the law and about child protection issues and also offers ideas for helping girls at risk of FGM. The guide provides information of specialist health and support services in the UK.

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Safe Learning

Mill, J. and Diane Church, D. (2006)

Produced by Women’s Aid and Save the Children, this guide offers practical advice to refuges (and schools) on how to support the education of children affected by domestic violence.

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Safe and sound: resource manual for working with children who have experienced domestic violence

Saunders, H. and Humphreys, C. (2002) [for purchase]

This guide focuses on every aspect of providing services for children who have experienced domestic violence, ranging from record keeping and safety planning, to group work, circle games and using art and IT. It also looks at disclosures of abuse, advocacy and child contact. It is aimed at children’s support workers in domestic violence services, but will be of interest to anyone working in this field including children’s charities and family centres.

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Find a local service

Search the Domestic Abuse Directory (managed by Women’s Aid Federation England) to find the public telephone number of a domestic violence service or refuge by region.

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Network for Research on Children, Young People and Families

NSPCC

The NSPCC facilitates an informal network for those working in academic and professional research settings and in the statutory and voluntary sector.

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Services for children and families affected by domestic violence

NSPCC

This briefing gives an overview of NSPCC services across the UK which can support children affected by domestic violence.

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NSPCC Domestic Violence Campaign Briefing 1, Domestic Violence: a child’s point of view

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The NSPCC is calling on the UK Government and devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland to see domestic violence from a child's point of view.  They want to see adequate support service for children and families, training for professional to identify children living with domestic violence and education about domestic violence in schools and other youth settings.

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NSPCC Domestic Violence Campaign Briefing 2: support services for children and families affected by domestic violence (England)

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The second briefing from the NSPCC calls on the government to provide services for children affected by domestic violence through a coordinated community response at the local level.

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NSPCC Domestic Violence Campaign Briefing 4: the role of schools in addressing domestic violence

NSPCC

The NSPCC is calling on the government to ensure that children and young people receive appropriate information through schools and other youth settings.

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Women’s Aid: Children’s Resources

Women’s Aid

Provides access to free leaflets and posters for children affected by domestic violence.

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