Merseyside Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Multi-Agency Protocol
The Local Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards of Merseyside recognise that FGM has been carried out for centuries and that it directly causes serious short and long term medical and psychological complications. Consequently it is considered to be a physically abusive act. The Merseyside Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Multi-Agency Protocol & Practice Guidance covers female children under the age of 18 and adult females including those who come under the Care Act 2014 definition of a Adult at risk. These groups of females will have similar needs for support and protection but different legislation and routes to safety will apply.
Merseyside FGM Multi Agency Protocol & Practice Guidance