This week a new risk assessment tool was launched by Islington Council, London to help identify and protect girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The council’s risk assessment tool is a 12-page workbook for people working in the NHS, schools, police and children’s services. It was produced in partnership with Manor Gardens Welfare Trust who support community based work to tackle FGM including the Dahlia Project which supports women who have undergone FGM.
Prominent FGM campaigner and Dahlia Project founder Leyla Hussein attended the launch this week. She said: “For too long girls at risk have been let down and not given the support they need. Going forwards I hope this tool gives those who are in position to take action and prevent FGM the knowledge and confidence to do so.”