WHAT TO DO IF A CHILD IS AT RISK?

Intervention if a girl is at risk of FGM

If you feel that a girl is at risk of FGM, you contact your local child protection social worker at Túsla, Children and Family Agency:

Tel: 01 635 2854

Email: info@tusla.ie

www.tusla.ie

If you think a girl is in immediate danger please contact any Garda station or dial 999 or 112.

For professionals working with children it is your legal obligation under Childrens First Guidelines (2011) to report to child protection services and/or the gardai if you feel a girl is at risk of FGM or if FGM has already taken place.

Intervention if FGM has already taken place

If you suspect that FGM has already been performed on a girl, contact the gardai and local child protection social work department (Túlsa). This will have legal implications for the person(s) who carried out the procedure and it is necessary to report to protect further children at risk in the family or community.