FGM (also known as female circumcision) is a procedure carried out in secret, often by community elders with no medical knowledge, using unsanitary household implements and with no professional aftercare. The female genital organs are cut or intentionally altered causing injury, the impact of which has both lifelong physical and psychological consequences for the victim.
FGM is common practice on both women and children in certain cultures. It is a form of abuse and there are emergency remedies that we can put in place to protect both women and children from this act.
If you believe you or your daughter are at risk we will apply on your behalf for a FGM Protection Order and will also coordinate a full care package with our support agency partners to ensure that your health, safety and wellbeing is taken care of.
The FGM Protection Order can prohibit a child being taken out of the country for the procedure and the court has the power to remove or restrict passports and travel documents.
Speak to our Initial Client Coordinator on 03300 245750 for initial advice and help.