Female genital mutilation protection orders (FGM700)

Who can apply for an order, how to apply and what happens when the court receives your application.



Guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) protection orders, including:

  • what FGM is
  • how FGM protection orders can help
  • how to apply for an FGM protection order
  • getting an order quickly
  • what happens at a hearing

Get a female genital mutilation protection order

You can find out more about applying for FGM protection orders.

Published 1 April 2017
Last updated 4 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated FGM700 guidance published.

  2. Revised FGM700 uploaded.

  3. First published.