A Practical Guide to Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and Forced Marriage Protection Orders

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Date:            Wednesday 6th March 2019

Time:           0900 – 1530hrs

Address:      City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3ND

Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation Orders are civil injunctions that offer a legal means to protect and safeguard both victims of, and potential victims of these harmful practices. The process to obtain an order is very simple, and their effects can have a significant positive impact on the life of the person to be protected.

This event aims to raise awareness of the scope and effectiveness of the orders, along with a practical guide to applying, with the aim of encouraging professionals to always consider them in any safeguarding plans.

What can you expect to learn?

  • What is FGM?
  • What is Forced Marriage and so called ‘Honour Based’ Violence?
  • How to identity risk
  • Powerful survivor testimony
  • The practicalities of obtaining an order
  • Tools to assist in the application
  • Learning application – case studies

Who is the event aimed at?

  • Social Workers
  • Police
  • Those working in the family and criminal courts
  • Legal professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Education professionals
  • NGO’s
  • Safeguarding charities
  • In fact, anyone who might be able to make a difference in someone’s life by advising them or assisting in applying for an order.

This event is FREE to attend and is being delivered by the Home Office in partnership with Ministry of Justice, Welsh Government, South Wales Police and the National FGM Centre.

To book your place follow the link:



To note: Upon completing your details, you should immediately receive an email asking you to verify your email address. If this does not happen your firewall may not be allowing it through, so respectfully request that you try an alternative email address. If problems persist please contact Gill Squires (as below) Also to note, there is no confirmation email – however if you receive the verification email and click the link you WILL be registered.

There is limited availability for this event which we expect to be very popular. To this end, we ask that anyone that is unable to attend after having registered please advise as soon as possible on the email address below to allow your place to be reallocated. A waiting list is available.

For all booking enquiries contact Gillian.Squires1@homeoffice.gov.uk



Road: The postcode for City Hall is CF10 3NP

Train: Approx. 15 minute walk from Cardiff Central Train Station; Approx. 10 minute Wales from Cardiff Queen Street Station; Approx. 9 minute Wales from Cathays Train Station


Parking on site at City Hall is limited. Visitors are advised to use the paid on street parking spaces around City Hall. Cardiff Council is unable to reserve spaces for visitors unless special arrangements are needed for unloading equipment etc. (see City Hall Parking Layout map). Disabled parking is situated in front of the main entrance and can be accessed via the bollards on the East entrance.

Visitors with special access requirements should contact City Hall in advance.

Car parking is also available at Castle Mews (330 North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3EW) and North Road (30 North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3DY).

Other car parks can be found on nearby Greyfriars Road and Dumfries Place.

*Parking charges may be subject to change.

Please read carefully before booking:

  • This is a free event however you are requested to contact the organiser asap should you be unable to attend to allow your place to be reallocated.
  • Please DO NOT book multiple tickets in one name. Each delegate must register separately to assist with registration and fire regulations.
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments, please let the organiser know.

Exhibitors – If you would like to promote and share information on your organisation’s services at the event then please request a table via DC Gill Squires on Gillian.Squires1@homeoffice.gov.uk