Risk factors for Female Genital Mutilation
Download our document to look at the risk factors for FGM and what you should do if you are concerned about someone who may be at risk.
The most important factor to consider when thinking about the risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is whether the girl’s family has a history of practising FGM and whether it is known to be practised in her community or country of origin. It is believed that FGM may happen to girls in the UK as well as overseas. Girls of school age who are subjected to FGM overseas are likely to be taken abroad, often to the family’s country of origin, at the start of the school holidays, especially in the summer, so there is enough time for her to recover before the start of school.
Taken from our online training course, Female Genital Mutilation Awareness, which has been accredited by the Police ‘Secured by Design’ service and meets National Police Approved Standards, this resource looks at the risk factors for FGM and what you should do if you are concerned about someone who may be at risk.
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