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FGM has been a criminal offence in the UK since 1985. In 2003 it also became a criminal offence for UK nationals or permanent UK residents to take their child abroad to have female genital mutilation.
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It is illegal in the UK to perform or assist someone to perform FGM on herself either within or outside the UK. It is also illegal to assist a non-UK national or resident to perform FGM outside the UK on a UK national or resident. If you’re concerned that a child may be at risk or if you are under pressure to have FGM performed:
Milton Keynes Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Telephone: 01908 253169/70
Out-of-Hours: 01908 265545
If a child is in immediate danger, contact Thames Valley Police
immediately on 101.