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This document provides guidance to support an NHS organisation when they are developing or reviewing safeguarding policies and procedures around female genital mutilation (FGM).

It can be used by health professionals from all sectors, particularly designated and named safeguarding leads, and local safeguarding children board members. It is based on existing best practice within the NHS. It has been developed in partnership with health and social care professionals, and professional bodies.

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This document sets out what some elements of a successful and safe service to support women and girls with female genital mutilation (FGM) might look like. It has been developed in partnership with healthcare professionals currently involved in providing healthcare services, and it aims to highlight what commissioners might want to consider when developing a new service.

It can be used by any healthcare commissioners, by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), area teams and service development leads.

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This document has been designed to help health and other professionals set up successful data sharing processes (particularly for the sharing of Accident and Emergency department [A&E] data) and understand how anonymised data from health sources can be analysed and used to inform local violence prevention. The document outlines the various health data sources available and highlights how they can be used; provides practical steps that could be taken to set up data sharing systems, particularly within A&Es; identifies common barriers to setting up data sharing systems and how these can be overcome; and includes how health information should be managed and handled to ensure that shared data are processed securely and legally.

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Councils have a key role to play when it comes to safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. This guide is designed to provide councillors with an introduction to FGM, provide some background on the national policy context of what is being done to reduce FGM and how councils can contribute to it.

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This profile utilizes five sources of NHS data to present a picture in Bolton local authority. The profile aims to provide health and other professionals involved in violence prevention with an understanding of NHS data sources and their potential for informing local violence prevention initiatives

The profile examines:

  • the extent of violence;
  • trends;
  • at-risk groups/communities;
  • circumstances of assault

The profile focuses on NHS data and therefore does not provide a full picture of violence within Bolton.

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Domestic violence remains an important public and social health concern in the UK. This report provides an indication of the burden of assaults in the home on Emergency Departments in Greater Manchester for the 3-year period from January 2009 to December 2011. Data is provided for all attendances to Emergency Departments in Greater Manchester which have been recorded as assaults and occurred in the home.

This is the latest Violence Profile for Bolton produced by the North West Public Health Observatory, to provide a snapshot of violence indicators in the local area.

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This report explores the extent, nature and outcome of ambulance call outs for violence-related injuries in the North West of England. The purpose of the analyses is to provide local partners with an overview of the impact of violence on the NWAS and inform local area assessments of violence and prevention activity.

Report summarising the burden of assaults in ten emergency departments and residents of Greater manchester.

This report compares Trading Standards North West survey data of 15-16 year olds from 2009 and 2011 on drinking behaviour and attitudes to alcohol to assess whether guidance from the Chief Medical Officer on alcohol related harms in young people are being adhered to in the North West.

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