Breckland School

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a criminal offence – it is child abuse and a form of violence against women and girls, and therefore should be treated as such.

Cases should be dealt with as part of existing structures, policies and procedures on child protection and adult safeguarding.

There are, however, particular characteristics of FGM that front-line professionals should be aware of to ensure that they can provide appropriate protection and support to those affected.

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