FGM Information

FAO: All Schools / All Phases - DSLs, Headteachers

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured, or changed, but there's no medical reason for this to be done. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting, and by other terms, such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others.

It's illegal in the UK and is child abuse. It’s very painful and can seriously harm the health of women and girls. All women and girls have the right to control what happens to their bodies and the right to say no to FGM.

If someone is in immediate danger, contact the police immediately by dialling 999

Dani Lang

Senior School Improvement Advisor for Safeguarding & Inclusion