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    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. It is abuse of the human rights of women & girls and it is illegal in the UK to prepare, send or take you to another country for this reason.

    If you are worried or concerned that you are going to be taken abroad for the sole purpose of FGM you can speak to the safeguarding team, located near G17 / ICT Technicians Workroom, or talk to your PYL or AYL who will inform Safeguarding staff.

    If you would like further information on support available regarding Female Genital Mutilation, the website below can help;

    Daughter's of Eve
    http://www.dofeve.org/resources-and-links.html

    Police
    Telephone the non-emergency number 101

    Rotherham Social Care
    Telephone (01709) 823987

    ChildLine
    Telephone 0800 1111