Female genital mutilation (FGM), sometimes known as 'female circumcision' or 'female cutting', is a crime.
It is illegal to take a British national or permanent resident abroad for female genital mutilation, or to help someone trying to do this.
Get help if you think you may be a victim
The Live Fear Free helpline provides help and advice to:
- anyone experiencing female genital mutilation, domestic abuse or sexual violence
- people who know someone who needs help
- practitioners seeking professional advice
Get in touch with live fear free advisers free of charge by phone, online chat, text or email.