Guide

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Last updated: 13 April 2017

How to report it

Contact the NSPCC on 0800 028 3550. This is a free-phone, anonymous, 24-hour helpline for anyone concerned about girls or women at risk of FGM. Or email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

If you're concerned about a girl of any age who may be at risk of FGM you can:

  • contact the NSPCC on 0800 028 3550 (24 hour helpline)
  • call the Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234 (24 hour helpline) for guidance and support
  • speak to a teacher or any health professional
  • call 999 and ask for the police if you're in the UK and are at immediate risk, or are concerned that you might be taken overseas for the purpose of FGM

If you're visiting in another country and need help or advice please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 (0) 20 7008 1500 or the British High Commission or Embassy in the country you're visiting.

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
How to report it