Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003. It is a form of child abuse and violence against women and involves removal of all or part of the external female genitals for non-medical reasons.
FGM has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways.
For concerns about FGM you can contact your consultant here at Bretsa, or the nursery you are working at, or the NSPCC has a dedicated FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550.
Bretsa takes the issue of Female Genital Mutilation seriously, and it is specifically covered in our Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policy here.
We have sourced a free FGM training course, which you can take here.
When you have completed the course, please email a copy of your certificate to your consultant or firstname.lastname@example.org.