Guidance on female genital mutilation

13 April 2016

The government has published, under powers in the Serious Crime Act 2015, multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) and a consultation response.

The guidance should be read and followed by all schools and colleges in England and Wales to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The guidance is not intended to replace wider safeguarding guidance, but to provide additional advice on FGM.