Statutory guidance

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

Multi-agency guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.


Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

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This guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) is for all persons and bodies in England and Wales.

You must read and follow this guidance if you are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

You should read this FGM guidance along-side other safeguarding guidance, including (but not limited to):

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Published 1 April 2016
Last updated 30 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance published.

  2. PDF document was factually amended

  3. Updated details section to simplify language and remove outdated information referring to the 2014 guidance.

  4. PDF document "Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation" was replaced with an updated version.

  5. First published.