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Responding to female genital mutilation: multi-agency guidance

Published: 27 Nov 2017

A framework for agencies and practitioners to develop and agree processes that promote the safety and wellbeing of women and girls.

68 page PDF

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68 page PDF

1.6MB

Contents
Responding to female genital mutilation: multi-agency guidance
Appendix 5: Multi-agency child protection decision-making and action flowcharts

68 page PDF

1.6MB

Appendix 5: Multi-agency child protection decision-making and action flowcharts

Flow chart for pregnant woman from country where FGM is practised

Flow chart for pregnant woman from country where FGM is practised

Baby born to mother who has had FGM, not previously known to health services

Baby born to mother who has had FGM, not previously known to health services

Concerns about pre-school girl who may be at risk of FGM

Concerns about pre-school girl who may be at risk of FGM

Concerns about school girl (>5 years) who may be at risk of FGM

Concerns about school girl (>5 years) who may be at risk of FGM

Responding to a Woman with (possible) FGM

Responding to a Woman with (possible) FGM

Organisations and Useful Contacts

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Forced Marriage Unit
The Forced Marriage Unit is a single point of confidential advice and assistance for those at risk of being forced into marriage overseas.
Tel: 020 7008 0151
From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 0151
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre)
Email: fmu@fco.gov.uk
Website: www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage

National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Help Line
Tel: 0800 0271234
Support is available 24/7

Stonewall Scotland
Campaign for equality and justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT) people living in Scotland.
Tel: 0131 474 8019
Email: info@stonewallscotland.org

Shakti Women’s Aid
Shakti offers support and information to all black minority ethnic women, children and young people who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse, forced marriage and other honour based violence issues. They also have refuge accommodation.
Tel: 0131 475 2399
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
Website: www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

Saheliya
Saheliya is an organisation, which provides a safe and confidential service that supports the mental health and well being of Black and Minority Ethnic women in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Services include counselling, support, befriending and advocacy.
Website: www.saheliya.co.uk
Edinburgh office: 125 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4NW
Tel: 0131 556 9302
Email: info@saheliya.co.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Glasgow office: St Rollox House, 130 Springburn Rd, Glasgow G21 1YL
Tel: 0141 552 6540
Email: admin.glasgow@saheliya.co.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
Amina works with mainstream agencies to establish the barriers that prevent Muslim women from accessing services and participating in society. They provide direct helping services and community development to Muslim women. There are offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
Free phone helpline number: 0808 801 0301
Email: info@mwrc.or.uk
Glasgow: Citywall House, 21 Eastwood Ave, G41 3NS
Tel: 0141 212 8470
Edinburgh: Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138/140 The Pleasance, EH8 9RR
Tel: 0131 662 6850
Dundee: 1/3, 6 Whitehall Crescent, DD1 4AU
Tel: 01382 787 450
Website: www.mwrc.org.uk

Beyond the Veil
Beyond the Veil educate and inform the public to clear misconceptions and myths surrounding Islam.
Address: c/o 1 House O’Hill Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2AJ
Email: nasim.azad69@yahoo.co.uk

Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation
The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation provide advice; support, advocacy and referral in Arabic, Kurdish and Farsi to help women, girls and men escape the dangers of “honour” killing, forced marriage and domestic abuse.
Tel: 0207 920 6460
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am and 5:30pm
Email: ikwro@yahoo.co.uk

Scottish Women’s Aid
Address: 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JD
Tel: 0131 226 6606
Fax: 0131 226 2996
Email: contact@scottishwomensaid.org.uk

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid
(Glasgow based)
Hemat Gryffe provides support, advice and temporary accommodation to women and children from the BME community who experience domestic abuse or forced marriage.
Tel: 0141 353 0859
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Email: hemat.gryffe@ntlbusiness.com

Rape Crisis (Scotland)
Rape Crisis Scotland ( RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland.
The Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline provides crisis support for anyone in Scotland affected by sexual violence at any time in their lives.
Address: 46 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HG
Tel: 0141 331 4180
Fax and Minicom: 0141 332 2168
Email: info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk
Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline: 08088 01 03 02 (free number) everyday, 6pm to midnight.

UK Human Trafficking Centre
Address: PO Box 4107, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 9DQ
Tel: 01142 523 891
Email: info@ukhtc.org

Karma Nirvana
Karma Nirvana - honour crimes and forced marriages
Address: PO Box 148, Leeds LS13 9DB

Honour Network Helpline: 0800 5999 247
Website: http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

Bright Choices
Bright Choices is a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council ( ELREC) and the Multi-Cultural Family Base ( MCFB). Bright Choices provide range of services to individuals and families who are affected by Honour Abuse and Honour-Based Violence ( HBV).
Address: Sacro National Office, 29 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN
Tel: 0131 622 7500.
Email: brightchoices@sacro.org.uk
To send a secure referral directly to Bright Choices brightchoices@sacrosecure.org.uk.cjsm.net
Please note this address will only accept email sent from another secure address
Website: http://www.sacro.org.uk/services/criminal-justice/bright-choices

KWISA - Kenyan Women in Scotland Association
KWISA provide support and information for African women on FGM and other harmful traditional practices.
Address: Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tel: 0131 281 7347
Email: kenyanwomeninscotland@gmail.com

Waverly Care - My Voice
My Voice is a research project that is working with communities in Scotland affected by Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM). The project empowers communities to challenge and prevent FGM while supporting the development of culturally sensitive support services for individuals affected.
Address: 3 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6NB
Tel: 0131 558 1425 / 07713 304029
Email: contact@waverleycare.org
Website: http://www.waverleycare.org/waverley_care/my-voice-fgm-project/

More Information and Support

Scottish Government - One Scotland Website
http://onescotland.org/equality-themes/gender/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

FORWARD
UK organisation raising awareness of FGM and campaigning against its practice. Also provides support
http://forwarduk.org.uk/

Daughters of Eve
Provides support to those with experience of FGM
http://www.dofeve.org/


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