Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Information and support

Petal app

Petals - the UK's first FGM web app

The app gives advice on how to get support and deal with FGM. It can also be used by people who want to find out more about Female Genital Mutilation and how it might affect them and others they may know.  

Download the Petals app

Petals for Professionals 

Petals for Professionals is an online resource which explains the legal responsibilities of professionals and provides information on where to get further help and advice.

Download the Petals for Professionals app

FGM video - it stops with me

Risk assessment tool

FGM Safeguarding Risk Assessment Tool

FGM Project - Coventry Haven Women's Aid

  • Specialist practical and emotional support for women, children and girls whom are victims, or at risk of, genital mutilation and abuse
  • Safe refuge accommodation
  • Awareness raising of FGM within practicing communities
  • Training to professionals in statutory and voluntary services, including schools, doctors surgeries and hospitals and midwives
  • Recruitment of Community Champions to extend our reach to all communities

For information on the specialist support services and free FGM training we offer at Coventry Haven Women's Aid, please email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 0800 111 4998.  

There is a Friendship Group held weekly, please contact Nene on 024 7644 4077 or by email on [email protected]. Due to COVID-19 sessions may not be face to face, please call to check.

Other organisations that can help

  • NSPCC FGM Helpline 0800 028 3550 (free, anonymous and available 24/7) or email [email protected]
  • Childline, www.childline.org.uk , 0800 1111 (24 hour free helpline for children)
  • Coventry Children's Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub Tel: 024 7678 8555
  • Contact the Police 101 (non-urgent calls); 999 (emergency)
  • Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid, Birmingham 0808 800 0028 (Free phone)
  • Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) 024 7627 7777; [email protected] www.crasac.org.uk
  • Celestineceleste Community Organisation; Tel: 07517 227 911; email: [email protected]

There are over 14 specialist clinics across the UK which are supporting women who have undergone FGM.

Public Health - inequalities programme

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 8770

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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