Female genital mutilation (FGM) – a councillor's guide


Although female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the United Kingdom for decades, it is only now that we are starting to openly talk about the practice, what it involves, the reasons communities carry it out, and how we can work towards eliminating it.

Councils have a key role to play when it comes to safeguarding children and protecting them from harm. This guide is designed to provide councillors with an introduction to FGM, provide some background on the national policy context of what is being done to reduce FGM and how councils can contribute to it.

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Published by:
LGA
Reference code:
L14-40