Responding to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In Scotland - Multi Agency Guidance

Date: 12th December 2017
Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

The Scottish Government has published multi-agency guidance on responding to FGM. The guidance provides a framework within which agencies and practitioners can develop and agree processes for working collaboratively and individually to promote the safety and wellbeing of women and girls.

The guidance sets out how to identify whether a girl or young woman may be at risk of FGM; how to identify a girl or woman who has undergone FGM; how to protect those at risk and support those already affected; and how to prevent and end FGM.

Also published is the Scottish Government's one-year update on its FGM action plan.