The GOV.UK website provides the following up to date guidance and resources for use when dealing with FGM:
- Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation
- Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information
- Female genital mutilation: resource pack
Policies and procedures
The Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) have published their FGM policy on their website.
As part of the whole school training package an FGM module has been created for use with staff. See the My School webpages.
Recognising and preventing FGM is a free e-learning tool provided by the Home Office. It gives an introduction to FGM and the action you must take to protect girls who may be at risk. You will need to register to take part.
More support and information
Norfolk Constabulary issued honour based abuse, forced marriage and female genital mutilation professional guidance in 2016. Download the guidance.
The NSPCC website has the contact details for a free 24-hour helpline, together with advice and guidance about FGM.
The National FGM Centre is a partnership between Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association (LGA) to achieve a systems change in the provision of services for girls and women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). The Centre works closely with key partners from Local Authorities, Health, Education, Police, and the voluntary sector to achieve its vision and aims. The website provides information regarding the response to FGM.