Title: Promoting a multi-agency approach to share best practice of managing Female Genital Mutilation, in Belfast Northern Ireland

Tuesday 28 May 2019 at Unison Galway House, 165 York Street, Belfast BT15 1A

Audience Police, Health and Social Care Professionals, Teachers and voluntary sector

The UK had it is first ever FGM prosecution on 1 February 2019. The perpetrator got a sentence of 13 years. This conference shares multi agency partnership practice from the UK that works!



The main aim of the conference is to raise awareness. The schedule includes guest speakers from the UK, that include the, Institute of Policing, Essex police several multiagency disciplines, all of whom have experience of dealing with some or all aspects of Female Genital Mutilation and its associated impact upon victims, families and communities. The conference will conclude with a panel based question and answer session.



09.00 – 09.30 Registration and coffee

09.30 – 09.35 Opening and Welcome

Setting the scene of the day Angie Marriott Director of Diversity Employment Solutions Ltd

09.35 – 09:50 Unisons Campaign in Challenging Inequalities

Patricia McKeown Regional Officer Unison

09.50 – 10.20 PSNI Challenges in policing FGM (speaker)

10.20 – 10.45 Addressing women’s inequalities in NI

Paula Bradshaw MLO

10:45 – 11.15 Seeking Independent Advice

Simon Price Institute of Policing, University of Chester

11.15 – 11.45 PC Operation Limelight – Safeguarding

PC Fiona Clements Essex Police

11.45 – 12.15 Challenges in Safeguarding and Reporting FGM

Angie Marriott Director of Diversity Employment Solutions Ltd

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 13.20 Belfast NI Children’s Safeguarding Board (speaker to be named)

13:20 – 14.00 Voice of an FGM survivor

Kemi Ajayi (Mental Health Nurse)

14.00. 14.20 Engaging with African Communities

Jean Anderson One Woman at a Time (OWAT) UK Aderonke African Women’s Network Belfast

14.20 -14.50 SWAN FGM Project funded by Awards for All

Sahra Mahmuud & Angie Marriott (SWAN)

14.50 -15.40 Panel Debate and Discussion

Simon Price, Angie Marriott, Fiona Clements,

15.40 Chairs closing remarks


To book a place please contact

Marianne Buick Unison: M.Buick@unison.co.uk


Angie Marriottdiversity_employment_solutions@post.com

Number: 07881220166


There are limited places available, please book early if you would like to attend the day.


“There are over 170,000 Female Genital Mutilation survivors living in the UK” (NHS England, 2017)


We look forward to seeing you on the day