June Briefings

Type 4 FGM - Focus: Labia Elongation
This briefing paper is the first in a series of papers focusing on type 4 FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). It is based on a recent report carried out by AFRUCA who have researched a particular form of type 4 FGM called labia elongation. As research on type 4 FGM is limited, this briefing paper aims to give a short synopsis of the report and raise awareness around this particular type of FGM.

Rogue Landlords
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced a package of measures which aim to enable local authorities to tackle 'rogue' or criminal landlords, and which will be enacted in stages from April 2017. This is intended to tackle landlords who knowingly flout their obligations by renting out unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants, many of whom may be vulnerable.

The Mental Capacity Act in Practice: Part 1
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has been enshrined in UK law since October 2007, yet mental capacity assessment and the process of making decisions remain complex and challenging areas of practice for those working in both Children's Services and Adult Care and Support. This briefing is part of a series to be provided over the coming months that will build into a useful tool.

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