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Female genital mutilation is a form of child physical abuse.

Call the FGM helpline if you're worried that you or someone you know is at risk of, or has had, FGM.

It's free, anonymous and we're here 24/7.

0800 028 3550

Female Genital Mutilation Helpline

The Female Genital Mutilation Helpline is a UK-wide service. It operates 24/7, and is staffed by specially trained child protection helpline counsellors who can offer advice, information and assistance.

Their helpline number is 0800 028 3550

FGM - new website

'Everybody's Business' is a new website launched by young people to educate their peers about FGM and what they can do to stop it.

FGM App: Petals

This new App has been created to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation (FGM). It includes: information about FGM; personal stories from those who have been affected; links to educational films; a quiz; and tips on how to get involved in campaigning to end the practice.

It provides details of where those affected or at risk can go to get help and advice and provides access the NSPCC’s National FGM Helpline at the touch of a button. It works across most mobile devices.

The organisation, Rights of Women, has published a briefing on female genital mutilation and the law (PDF)

“Ending FGM – its everybody’s business”

Everybody’s Business is a youth-led website that raises awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM); provides regular comment about UK and global actions to end the practice and most importantly provides space for young people to add their voice to the FGM campaign.

By acting together we can make ending FGM everybody’s business.

Sing. Shout. Smile. Laugh. Live. #EndFGM

Forced marriage

Childline are able to provide lots of useful information on forced marriages.

Bedfordshire Police have designed two posters on Forced marriage: