Resources

NSPCC

Government / Home Office

National FGM Centre

Health For Teens - For further information on FGM see the local 'Health For Teens' website page

Afruca - Africans Unite Against Child Abuse

Freedom Charity - Red Triangle Campaign

FGM - It's happening here - it has to stop

Short film regarding facts about and signs of FGM - https://youtu.be/2XdHwHGJHCk

Female genital mutilation clinical handbook

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a clinical handbook on the care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation (FGM). The Handbook offers advice on how to: communicate effectively and sensitively with girls who have developed health issues due to FGM; work with patients and families to prevent the practice of FGM; and identify when and where to refer patients who need additional support and care.

Source: WHO Date:01 May 2018

Further information: Care of girls & women living with female genital mutilation: a clinical handbook (PDF)

Barnardo's Advice

Barnardo's children's charity is advising professionals, including teachers, of the signs a girl may be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) as 'cutting season' approaches.

The so-called season arrives at the start of the summer holidays, when potentially thousands of UK girls could be flown abroad to unwittingly undergo the procedure.

Any teacher who suspects a pupil is going overseas for this purpose should follow normal safeguarding procedures.

For more information, click here.

You can also find information at the National FGM Centre: http://nationalfgmcentre.org.uk/

FGM films for healthcare professionals

The Department of Health has published a set of films about female genital mutilation (FGM) for healthcare professionals. Topics covered include: the impact of FGM on mental health; mandatory reporting; personal experiences of FGM and how healthcare professionals can support victims.

Source: Department of Health Date: 30 August 2016

Further information: FGM resources for healthcare professionals