Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines: Female Genital Mutilation
These guidelines provide advice and support to frontline professionals who have responsibilities to protect children and adults from FGM, and set out a multi-agency response and strategies to encourage agencies to cooperate.
This guidance provides information on: identifying when a girl (including an unborn girl) or young woman may be at risk of being subjected to FGM and responding appropriately to protect them; identifying when a girl or young woman has been subjected to FGM and responding appropriately to support them; and measures that can be implemented to prevent and ultimately eradicate the practice of FGM.
These guidelines are an update from the ones published in 2011. The current guidelines support frontline professionals to prevent FGM. These updated guidelines support and assist frontline professionals, such as teachers, health professionals, police officers and social workers, in safeguarding children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with FGM.
Author(s): Home Office / Department for Education
Publisher: UK Government
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free