Four projects clinch £11m of DfE innovation funding

Four children’s services initiatives including a project to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) have been awarded a total of £11m from the Department for Education’s Innovation Fund, it has been announced.
In addition to the £558,000 for the pan-London FGM project, Islington Council has received £2.9m, Newcastle Council £2.7m, and, as reported by CYP Now last week, Hertfordshire County Council is being handed £4.86m.

The awards bring the total handed out from the £100m fund up to £24.9m after the first four projects received funding last year.

The FGM project in London will see social workers experienced in dealing with the form of abuse team up with special hospital-based FGM clinics across five boroughs – Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Waltham Forest, Westminster and Tower Hamlets.

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