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Female genital mutilation: resource pack

The Home Office have published an updated resource pack on female genital mutilation (FGM). The pack includes:

Key information about FGM, including the legislation and what is known about prevalence.

  • details of some key national resources, such as the statutory guidance and the NSPCC FGM helpline
  • case studies of good practice by local authorities in tackling FGM, and resources for local authorities
  • case studies of joint working to tackle FGM
  • examples of good practice by the police
  • on healthcare: Information about specialist clinics, information about psychotherapy and psychosocial services, the key responsibilities of healthcare professionals, and resources from the Government and the Royal Colleges
  • on education: Guidance, lesson plans, videos and other resources from Government, local authorities, schools and NGOs
  • resources for social care professionals
  • relevant leaflets from Government and NGOs
  • recommendations for the content of training, and details of some of the training courses available
  • a range of videos produced by Government, NGOs, international organisations and others
  • details of services provided by the Home Office’s FGM Unit (and, for British nationals overseas who are at risk of FGM, the Forced Marriage Unit)
  • alist of organisations which can offer support.

Click here to for the resource pack.