Here are some helpful resources for child protection professionals working with communities affected by FGM in New Zealand/Aotearoa. They include child protection guiding principles for suspected or imminent FGM in New Zealand; resources on FGM and the NZ law; and links to background information on FGM.
FGM in New Zealand
FGM information for health professionals including the WHO FGM categories, the short and long term impacts of FGM, background to the practice and FGM in NZ.
Recommended FGM child protection guiding principles for New Zealand child protection professionals working with communities affected by FGM including information on guiding principles and strategies and questions to consider in the case of imminent or suspected FGM in New Zealand.
An Interagency Statement to support advocacy for the abandonment of female genital mutilation based on new evidence summarizing findings from research and lessons learnt over the past decade. It describes the elements needed for complete abandonment of FGM, and caring for those affected by the practice.
This UK handbook provides information on FGM diagnosis, implications, management of FGM cases, national guidance, legal aspects, safeguarding issues and resources.