On Friday 1st February, a 37 year old mother from Walthamstow, East London was found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) after mutilating her 3 year old daughter in the summer of 2017. She has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of FGM and is due to be sentence on 8th March.
I have been a Paralegal Apprentice at Emmott Snell Solicitors since September 2018.
I decided that an apprenticeship was the best option for me as I didn’t want to go to university, but I still wanted to gain another qualification.
Sexual Abuse Referral Centres (SARCs) are a special service which provide help to victims of sexual assault and abuse.
They provide care for victims of both recent and non-recent assault, regardless of whether the victim has reported the assault to the police or not.
In 2017, eight care workers were charged after a police investigation into historical child abuse at a children’s home in Coventry.
These men were accused of a total of 29 offences (which included counts of child cruelty, indecent assaults and one rape of a child) against 15 children whilst working at Wisteria Lodge between 1981-1997.
It is well known that many victims of childhood sexual abuse suffer with psychological conditions and symptoms that affect their day to day life and ability to function.
The symptoms of these conditions are debilitating and can be treated by various traditional psychotherapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EDMR and counselling.