Tameside Primary School

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Female Genital Mutilation - Advice for Parents and Carers

Female genital mutilation (FGM), which is also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is any procedure involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons".

Girls are at particular risk of FGM during the school summer holidays as this is the time when families may take their children abroad for the procedure. If you suspect that someone you know is at risk of being subjected to any form of FGM, you should take action and report it immediately.

If you are concerned that someone may be at risk please contact Sandwell's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Team (MASH) on 0121 5693100 where your will be able to speak to someone who can help.

You can speak to a trusted adult in school who will be able to help you.

If you think someone is at immediate risk contact the police on 999 

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