What to do if you are at risk or have had FGM
If you or anyone you know thinks they are at risk of FGM it is important to tell a trusted adult like a teacher or School Nurse. You can also contact:
- Bristol’s First Response on on 0117 903 6444
- The Police on 101
- Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
- NSPCC 24/7 helpline on 0800 028 3550.
In an emergency dial 999 or contact your local Police Station.
Below are other useful numbers, advice or information around FGM including support, advice and counselling.
For 24/7 advice on female genital mutilation, call the NSPCC FGM helpline, run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
This service is free, anonymous and confidential.
Call 0800 028 3550
Text helpline: 88858
Bristol Community Rose Clinic
The Bristol Community Rose Clinic is a community-based service that provides specialist care and support for Bristol women who are experiencing problems because of FGM.
It is staffed by female doctors and nurses who understand the sensitive and complex issues surrounding FGM, and the helpline and appointments are confidential. Translation is available on request.
To book an appointment, call 07813 016 911 or email email@example.com.
This is a secure email and confidential line where you can leave your contact details.
Multilingual Rose Clinic Leaflet
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse
Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) is a collection of people and organisations in Bristol working to end all types of violence and abuse against women and girls, and domestic and sexual violence against men.
Support for women suffering/at risk of domestic abuse. Service for black and minority ethnic people Tel: 0117 925 0680.
The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development – for African women & girls. Tel: 020 8960 4000.
Women’s counselling, psychotherapy & support service for refugee and asylum seekers. Tel: 0845 458 2914.
Children and Young People’s Social Care (CYPS)
If you’re concerned about the well-being of a child contact the First Response Team on 0117 903 6444