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Children centre staff trained to spot signs of FGM

Children's centre staff are being trained to spot the signs of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) amid concerns that girls of nursery age are being subjected to the practice.



Interview - Di Stubbs

Network Development Officer, Childhood Bereavement Network


Interview: Donna Goodchild and Gemma Griffiths

Forest School leaders, Acorn Childcare


Interview - Sally Arscott, director of YMCA Fairthorne Group

YMCA Fairthorne Group runs 11 early years settings across the south of England, with 700 childcare places....

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The importance of play

I visited a nursery school and children's centre recently, and was once more inspired by the energy...


What's at stake?

Party conference season is over again for another year and those of us who have to go to all three breathe...

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