Female Genital Mutilation helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on Female Genital Mutilation

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FGM is a dangerous practice and is against the law in the UK. It is also illegal to arrange for a child to be taken abroad for FGM. If you are worried that you or someone you know might be taken abroad for FGM, please call the police or local children’s services immediately. You can also ask a trusted adult such as a teacher or school nurse for advice.

If you suspect someone is in immediate danger, call us on 999 now. If it isn’t an emergency, please get in touch in any of these other ways:

For more advice you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Contact the NSPCC to speak to a professional practitioner on 0800 028 3550

The Metropolitan Police Service have a dedicated service for girls at risk of FGM. Call their Child Abuse Investigation Command/Project Azure on 020 7161 2888.

NHS Choices – Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation

ChildLineHelpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)

childline.org.uk

FGM cutting

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.

NSPCC

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)

FGM Helpline: 0800 028 3550

nspcc.org.uk

FGMUK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children

The free helpline is for anyone, children or adults, concerned about a child at risk of abuse. The NSPCC also runs high profile campaigns for children's rights, such as Full Stop and administers 180 regional teams and projects, and conducts research into child abuse and its effects.

Orchid Project

Tel: 0203 752 5502

orchidproject.org

What is FGC

Female genital cutting is a harmful practice involving full or partial removal of a girl’s external genitals. It serves no medical purpose and has many harmful consequences. Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting.Daughters of Eve

Text us on 07983 030 488

dofeve.org

Daughters of Eve is a non profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM). By raising awareness about FGM and sign-posting support services we aim to help people who are affected by FGM and ultimately help bring an end to this practice. Our wider work is to advance and protect the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health rights of young people from female genital mutilation practicing communities. We recognise that FGM occurs in the context of wider harmful practices and that young people often have many different problems. We take a holistic approach, offering advice and support to help young people in as many ways as we can.

Ashiana (Sheffield)

Helpline: 0114 255 5740

ashianahelp.org.uk

http://www.ashianasheffield.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=62 - FGM Safeguarding Girls & Young Women

Ashiana Sheffield has been in existence as an organisation since 1981 and currently provides refuge accommodation and floating/outreach support services to Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women, children and young people who are survivors of partner and family abuse, including forced marriages and honour-based violence, or who have been trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and/or domestic servitude. We offer confidential and culturally specific advice, support and information to our clients.

28 Too Many

28toomany.org

28 Too Many is a values based FGM charity funded by supporters and donations, created to help eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the twenty-eight countries within Africa where it is still practised. Gender based violence (GBV) exists in most societies, often focussed on violence against women (VAW). Difficulties arise when the violence is undertaken by family members on young girls that neither have a voice, nor any concept of the wrongs of the practice, nor any understanding of alternative options.

FGM National Clinical Group

fgmnationalgroup.org

Conceived in 2007, the FGM National Clinical Group are a UK-based registered charity dedicated to working with women who have been affected by FGM and other related difficulties. Completely independent and unfunded, we are committed to improving the lives of women and their daughters who are at risk of FGM via coordinated clinical networks and research.

Forward (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development)

forwarduk.org.uk

FORWARD is an African Diaspora women led UK-registered campaign and support charity dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of African girls and women. We work in UK, Europe and Africa to help change practices and policies that affect access, dignity and wellbeing.