This document sets out what some elements of a successful and safe service to support women and girls with female genital mutilation (FGM) might look like. It has been developed in partnership with healthcare professionals currently involved in providing healthcare services, and it aims to highlight what commissioners might want to consider when developing a new service.
It can be used by any healthcare commissioners, by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), area teams and service development leads.
Find out about safeguarding women and girls at risk of FGM.
You can also get information about mandatory reporting in healthcare, including guidance for confirming suspected FGM in children.