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Contacting us

Due to unprecedented demand and unforeseen staffing issues, people calling 101 are experiencing longer waiting times than normal. Please report non-emergencies to us via our webchat and online reporting tool, but always call 999 in an emergency.

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Where to go for help

If you suspect that someone has been, or is about to become, a victim of Female genital mutilation (FGM) you can contact us on online or call 101.

 If you contact us we will:

  • arrange to see you in a secure and private place
  • recognise and respect your wishes
  • ensure everything you speak to us about is confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone
  • take action to protect you
  • provide you with support

The charity NSPCC have a dedicated FGM helpline - 0800 028 3550. You can also email them 

If you’re worried you may be at risk of FGM talk to someone you trust, maybe a teacher or a school nurse.

If you have had FGM done you can seek medical advice and help from specialist health services.

In an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, then please contact emergency services on 999.

Further information

Follow the #endFGM tag on Twitter

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