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Female Genital Mutilation

Published: Monday, 12th November 2018

The LSCB has recently updated its multi-agency FGM guidance for practitioners.

The LSCB has recently updated its multi-agency FGM guidance for practitioners. 

​​FGM is considered child abuse in the UK and a grave violation of the human rights of girls and women. In all circumstances where FGM is practiced on a child it is a violation of the child’s right to life, their right to their bodily integrity and their right to health. FGM is not an acceptable practice, it is illegal in the UK and it is a form of child abuse under UK law. These Swindon LSCB FGM guidelines will support the statutory guidance outlined in “Working Together 2015” and the FGM Guidance 2014.

The guidance can also be accessed via the Procedures page on this website.