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Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Information materials developed on Female Genital Mutilation.

With the support of the Scottish Government, the Women's Support Project has developed a range of information materials on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  These materials include:

  • a Scottish DVD (Sara's Story) outlining the law, child protection prevention work in communities and services for women and girls who have experienced FGM;
  • Information leaflets for practitioners highlighting key points, good practice, resources and services, and a standardised training package and risk assessment tool and
  • an FGM statement that sets out the law in relation to FGM in Scotland.  The purpose of this statement is to allow a person who may be at risk to show it to friends or relatives when travelling abroad to remind them that FGM is a serious offence in Scotland and the UK and that there are several penalties (up to 14 years in prison) for anyone found guilty of the offence.

The DVD and other materials can be accessed at