Resources for Child Protection Professionals

Here are some helpful resources for child protection professionals working with communities affected by FGM in New Zealand/Aotearoa. They include child protection guiding principles for suspected or imminent FGM in New Zealand; resources on FGM and the NZ law; and links to background information on FGM.

Female Genital Mutilation Child Protection Recommended Guiding Principles
3-page recommended FGM child protection guiding principles for New Zealand child protection professionals working with communities affected by FGM including information on guiding principles and strategies and questions to consider in the case of imminent or suspected FGM in New Zealand.
Female Genital Mutilation in New Zealand Pamphlet for Child Protection Professionals
Information on FGM and the New Zealand law for child protection and health professionals working with communities affected by FGM including the WHO FGM categories, impacts of FGM, and detailed information on FGM legislation in New Zealand.
FGM in NZ Resource Kit
A comprehensive FGM resource kit for health and child protection professionals including FGM illustration sheets, FGM prevalence chart, FGM health professional handbook, FGM guidelines, pamphlets and related resources.
FGM in NZ: Understanding and Responding Handbook
A 100-page handbook for health and child protection professionals working with women affected by FGM with detailed information on: the background to FGM, short-term and long-term complications, sexual and reproductive health issues, clinical care, deinfibulation, FGM in New Zealand and FGM child protection and prevention strategies.
Eliminating female genital mutilation: an interagency statement – OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO

An Interagency Statement to support advocacy for the abandonment of female genital mutilation based on new evidence summarizing findings from research and lessons learnt over the past decade. It describes the elements needed for complete abandonment of FGM, and caring for those affected by the practice.
appa.who.int

FGM: A handbook for professionals working in health, education, social care and the police.

This UK handbook provides information on FGM diagnosis, implications, management of FGM cases, national guidance, legal aspects, safeguarding issues and resources.
www.bookdepository.com/Female-Genital-Mutilation-Sharon-Raymond