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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.

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Responding to female genital mutilation: multi-agency guidance
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68 page PDF

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Footnotes

1. http://www.unicef.org/media/files/FGMC_2016_brochure_final_UNICEF_SPREAD.pdf

2. Referred to as agencies throughout the guidance for brevity

3. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00498256.pdf

4. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0045/00450733.pdf

5. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00498256.pdf

6. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Young-People/gettingitright

7. www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/assets/9061/FGM_Report_FINAL_A4portrait.pdf

8. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00493752.pdf

9. WHO guidelines on the management of health complications arising from female genital mutilation, 2016:
http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/en/

10. In the event that these procedures are requested for the purpose of female genital cosmetic surgery ( FGCS), and the woman is fully autonomous and able to give consent, WHO considers these to be distinct from the lack of consent and the coercion and violence which attend FGM. See ‘ WHO guidelines on the management of health complications from FGM’ 2016 at http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/en/
In the NHS in Scotland, FGCS is covered by the Adult Exceptional Aesthetic Referral Protocol [ http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2011_27.pdf] and should only be considered for women with a functional impairment confirmed by an appropriate specialist.

11. Haseena Lockhat (2004) Female Genital Mutilation: treating the tears, London: Middlesex University Press

12. Hemmings, J. (2011) The FGM Initiative Interim Report, Options UK
http://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FGM-Interim-Report1.pdf

13. Behrendt A, Moritz S. (2005) Posttraumatic stress disorder and memory problems after female genital mutilation. Am J Psychiatry. 162:1000–1002.

14. https://www.unicef.org/media/files/FGMC_2016_brochure_final_UNICEF_SPREAD.pdf

15. www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/assets/9061/FGM_Report_FINAL_A4portrait.pdf

16 Female genital mutilation/cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change (2013):
http://www.data.unicef.org/resources/female-genital-mutilation-cutting-a-statistical-overview-and-exploration-of-the-dynamics-of-change.html

17 WHO (2010) ‘Global Strategy to stop health-care providers from performing female genital mutilation UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNIFEM, WHO, FIGO, ICN, IOM, WCPT, WMA, MWIA

18. http://imamsonline.com/blog/religious-leaders-sign-declaration-on-fgm/
http://chiefrabbi.org/the-chief-rabbi-signs-declarations-condemning-female-genital-mutilation-and-forced-marriage/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/faith-and-community-leaders-unite-to-condemn-fgm
http://huffingtonpost.com/entry/female-genital-mutilation-un-islamic-fgm_n_5523095

19. http://www.unhcr.org/uk/1951-refugee-convention.html

20. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32004L0083:EN:HTML

21. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2005/8/contents

22. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2011/1/contents

23. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00493752.pdf

24. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/principle-6-rights/subject-access-request/

25. http://www.fgmaware.org/

26. http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cmo/CMO(2016)05.pdf

27. Quote from interviews conducted as part of Forward (2009) FGM is always with us: experiences, perceptions and beliefs of women affected by female genital mutilation in London: results from a PEER study

28. http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual-health-services/Pages/fgm-for-professionals.aspx

29. http://onescotland.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FGM-Scottish-Government-Statement-2017-1.pdf

30. http://www.womenssupportproject.co.uk/content/news/210,1,351/Goodpracticeguide.html

31. Adapted from the Department of Health (2015) Female Genital Mutilation risk and safeguarding: guidance for professionals.

32. http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cmo/CMO(2014)19.pdf

33. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2010/03/05091627/0

34. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0045/00450733.pdf

35. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00474491.pdf

36. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/9/contents/enacted


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