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Scottish Government statement on FGM

Scottish Government statement on FGM

The Scottish Government has published at statement outlining its opposition to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) .

This document sets out the law in relation to FGM in Scotland and is intended to allow someone who may be at risk to show it to family, friends and or relatives when travelling abroad to remind them that FGM is a serious offence in Scotland and the UK and that there are severe penalties (up to 14 years in prison) for anyone found guilty of the offence.

The document also provides details of agencies offering support and information.
You can download copies of this here in English, French, Arabic, Swahili, and Somali.

FGM: further resources
In 2014 - 2015 the Scottish Government funded the development of resources to support training and raising awarenees around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). You can find out more about these (including details of training providers, e-learning and audio-visual resources such as the short animated film 'Sara's Story' here).