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Crime Stoppers FGM Campaign

Date: Tuesday, 20th Jul 2021 | Category: General

Crime Stoppers has recently launch their FGM campaign.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there’s no medical reason for this to be done. It’s also known as female circumcision or cutting, and by other terms, such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others.

Between April 2015 and March 2020, the Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset by NHS Digital identified 24,420 women and girls as having had FGM. Whilst evidence is incomplete, most professionals agree that FGM, a form of child abuse, is happening to girls and women who live in the UK.

If you have any concerns about a girl or woman who you are working with, make sure you read the Sussex Child Protection Procedure on FGM: 8.25 Female Genital Mutilation | Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual

New services available in Sussex from Hersana for those experiencing Harmful Practices in Sussex- OUR SERVICES | HERSANA CIC