School Summer Holidays: an especially vulnerable time for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LSCBs published FGM procedures in 2015, detailing what to do when you are made aware of a child or young person that has been subject to FGM or where there is potential for them to be taken abroad to be subjected to FGM.

Continued vigilance is required by all agencies who are in contact with children and young people who may be exposed to or at risk of FGM. Dr Sethi's YouTube video continues to be a valuable source of information to support recognition and response to FGM.

Research shows that the summer holidays are still the most prevalent time for this to happen.

You can watch Dr Sethi's film outlining the warning signs and implications of FGM online.