Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined as:
All procedures which include the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The ritual of FGM is carried out mainly in North African countries, parts of Asia, the Middle East, and among scattered communities around the world.
There are no health benefits to FGM. FGM is an abuse of the human rights of girls and women. It is illegal in the UK to prepare, send or take another child to another country for this reason. You can be prosecuted and charged by the police.
You may be concerned that a family member is talking about:
- Taking a child / young person abroad.
- That they will go through a special ceremony.
- That they are going to become a women at the end of the ceremony.
If you are concerned the child or young person is going to be taken abroad for the purpose of FGM please contact our school's Safeguarding Team on (01709) 760222.
Telephone the non-emergency number 101
Rotherham Social Care
Telephone (01709) 823987
Telephone 0800 1111
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