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Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is child abuse and can have long lasting impacts for survivors.

If you know someone who has experienced FGM or are concerned that someone you know is at risk of having FGM performed on them, there are things that you can to help and people that can provide you with advice and support, in confidence.

Main helpline

If you have experienced – or are worried that you are at risk of FGM, then you can call:

NSPCC FGM helpline on

0800 028 3550

(lines are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are free)

What happens when I call this number?

Or you can email us at:

Other organisations that can help

BAWSO

Delivering specialist services to people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds who are affected by domestic abuse and other forms of abuse including female genital mutilation, forced marriage, human trafficking and prostitution.

0800 731 8147 (24-hr); office: 029 2064 4633

www.bawso.org.uk

FGM Helpline

Helpline offering advice, information and support to anyone concerned that a child’s welfare is at risk because of FGM.

0800 028 3550 UK-wide 24hr. Operated by NSPCC.

fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

View more in the Service directory

 

Related links

Due to the intimate nature of FGM and the beliefs of those living in practicing communities, FGM tends not be disclosed.
FGM has damaging effects on the physical and mental (psychological) health of infants, girls and women at the time of operation and for the rest of their lives.
Yes, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal and can result in up to 14 years imprisonment.
A Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Protection Order is a court order which protects victims or potential victims.
If you know someone who has experienced FGM or are concerned that someone you know is at risk of having FGM performed on them, there are things that you can do to help and people that can provide you with advice and support, in confidence.

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