In November 2012 HM Government launched a one year pilot of the cross government declaration against female genital mutilation (FGM).
The Statement Opposing FGM document, which is currently used in Holland and known as the ‘Health Passport’, is pocket-sized and states the law and the potential criminal penalties that can be used against those allowing FGM to take place. In Holland, it is primarily used by families who have migrated to Holland and do not want their children to be subjected to FGM, but still feel compelled by cultural and social norms when visiting family abroad. It is also used by young girls, typically aged 13 years or over, who can access the document and carry it with them when they are abroad with their family.
A version of this tool has now been developed by the Home Office and will be piloted for one year supporting families and girls in the UK who maybe at risk.
You have been sent this online survey as you have ordered some of the hard copy Statement Opposing FGM documents. As part of the pilot we are monitoring the use and distribution of these documents. We would be grateful if you could complete this online survey as the feedback we receive will help to inform and develop future policy.
The online survey should only take 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about this survey please email SexualViolence@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
As part of the evaluation, we will ask for your contact details at the end of the survey. Providing your contact details is voluntary. Please be assured that they will be treated as personal data by the Home Office in compliance with Government guidance on holding personal information. Your contact details will only be used for this evaluation to analyse the organisations using the documents and the geographical spread. Your details will only be kept for the length of the pilot.