FGM is a dangerous, primitive painful practice. It goes against the human rights act and is considered child abuse. It is illegal and hazardous for anyone to perform or be subject to FGM. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk or harm, you should immediately notify the authorities.
The police and your local health services recognise and are aware of the law and physical ramification of Female circumcision. They will serve and protect you. Under no circumstance should any female undergo genital mutilation. Get the help you deserve.
The maximum sentence for performing FGM or to facilitate the act is 14 years in prison.
Contact the police if you think that a girl or young woman is in danger of FGM and is still in the UK.
Contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if she’s already been taken abroad.
Telephone: 020 7008 1500
From overseas: +44 (0)20 7008 1500
Celestinecelest Community Organisation
Telephone: 0121 749 7627
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital – Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Open: Every Day
Telephone: 0121 424 3909
Address: Princess of Wales Women’s Unit Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham, B9 5SS
Female genital munilation helpline
Telephone: 0800 028 3550
For more advice you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously
Telephone: 0800 555 111 or via website.
Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid
Telephone: 0121 685 8550 or via website