Birmingham Against FGM Conference 2022 - "Ending FGM in a Generation" (Session 1)

Date & Time:

Thursday 10 February 2022 (9:30 - 12.30)

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MS Teams,


BSCP on behalf of Birmingham against FGM are proud to present this virtual conference.

All safeguarding staff and practitioners are invited to attend. The sessions include survivor accounts, medical expertise and  practitioner tools as well as definitions and  awareness raising.

Outline of the session:

09.30- 09.45: Introduction and welcome - Carolyn Daly, Safeguarding Children Team Leader, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust/Christine Wellington, Head of Service, Birmingham Childrens Trust, Asti                                                       

09.45 - 10.30   What is FGM? -  Alison Byrne – Specialist FGM Midwife, University Hospitals Birmingham

An overview of FGM and types of FGM from one of the leading specialists in this area. Hear about Alison’s groundbreaking work with women and girls.

10.30 – 11.00   The Law - DC Gill Squires, WMP SME for Female Genital Mutilation, Public Protection Unit| West Midlands Police  

Gill is the subject expert lead for West Midlands police and has extensive professional and personal experience in this field.

 11.00 – 11.10   Refreshment break/leg stretch

11.20 – 12.00   Survivor Account -  Mrs Sarian Karim-Kamara

Sarian talks about her experiences of FGM and being a survivor. Crucial insight into the impact of FGM on a very personal level

1200 - 1230    Q & A

It is very important that if you book a place on this free event, but later cannot attend that you cancel your place at least 14 days before the event date.  This will enable the place to be offered to delegates on the waiting list and will avoid any non attendance charges being made to your organisation.  Cancellation requests outside of 14 days should be emailed to; 

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MS Teams,

A link to join the course will be sent to you by email before the course start date.  (Please note that you should check your junk email if you have not received the link by the day before the course).