Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women

This publication was withdrawn on 1 April 2016

This document was withdrawn on 1 April 2016. It is superseded by new guidance.

These multi-agency practice guidelines support front line professionals to prevent FGM.


These updated guidelines support and assist frontline professionals, such as teachers, health professionals, police officers and social workers, in safeguarding children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with FGM.