Brent Local Safeguarding Children Board

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined as “all procedures which include the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

FGM is abuse of the human rights of girls and women and is therefore a child protection issue.

FGM is illegal in the UK and it is illegal to prepare, send or take a child to another country.

If you suspect that a girl in Brent is at risk of or being subjected to any form of FGM you must take action to report it immediately.

FGM National Helpline

The NSPCC provide useful information and resources on FGM. They have also set up a national FGM helpline. For more information click on the image below.

Brent LSCB FGM Multi-agency Training

Brent LSCB offers free training on FGM which is available to anyone who works with or supports children, young people or families in the London Borough of Brent.

To find out more about this course and book a place to attend please CLICK HERE

Home Office FGM Guidance & Resources

The Home Office co-ordinates efforts across government and offers outreach support to local areas. Click on the image below to find out more information and access resources.

FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development) is a support charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women. They tackle female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and related rights of girls and young women. Click on the image below to find out more about FORWARD.