The World Health Organisation defines FGM as:
“Any procedure which involves the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”.
Mandatory reporting to the police of ‘known’ cases* of FGM in under 18s is required by regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales.
THE DUTY CAME INTO FORCE ON 31 OCTOBER 2015.
You can access help and support anonymously from:
NSPCC FGM Helpline on: 0800 028 3550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Fear Free Helpline on: 0808 80 10 800 or email: email@example.com
BAWSO Helpline on: 0800 731 8147
For further information on Female Gentile Mutilation go to: www.gov.uk/female-genital-mutilation-help-advice