Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Risk Indicators of Potential FGM

  • A relative or someone known as a ‘cutter’ visiting from abroad
  • A special occasion or ceremony. A girl may confide that she is to have a ‘special procedure’ or to attend a special occasion to ‘become a woman’ or be ‘prepared for marriage’.
  • A female relative, like a mother, sister, cousin, or aunt has undergone FGM
  • A family arranges a long holiday overseas or visits a family abroad during the summer holidays
  • A girl has an unexpected or long absence from school
  • A girl struggles to keep up in school
  • A girl run away – or plans to run away – from home