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FGM is a collective term for a range of procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM, and taking a child abroad for the purpose of FGM, is child abuse. It is illegal in the UK and is a vio...
In January 2019 we responded to the Scottish Government consultation on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill. We welcome commitments to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from FGM, a form of gender based violence.
In August 2019 RCPCH Child Protection Subcommittee (Scotland) responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee Call for views on Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill.
Our Female Genital Mutilation programme (e-FGM) is made up of five 20 to 30 minute eLearning sessions, designed to improve the knowledge and awareness among healthcare professionals of the impact that FGM has on women and children.
This information aims to support paediatricians in the assessment and management of children and young people of refugee background, with links to key external information and resources. It was developed in partnership with the Child Protection Standing Committee and the Advocacy Committee.