Community engagement on female genital mutilation

These case studies provide some examples of how councils and their partners have been working with women and girls to raise awareness of FGM.


In October 2014, the LGA first produced its FGM (female genital mutilation) Guide for councillors. Much has happened since then. Mandatory reporting to the police has been introduced for professionals, new statutory guidance has been produced and a number of FGM Protection Orders have been taken out to protect actual or potential victims from FGM. 

FGM is still a very real cause of anxiety for a number women and girls in our communities. These case studies provide some examples of how councils and their partners have been working with women and girls to raise awareness of FGM, provide support and protect vulnerable people who may be at risk.

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LGA
Reference code:
10.1