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Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
4 Apr 2018
Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00675
Date received: 5 March 2018
Date responded: 28 March 2018

Information requested

1. the number of women in Scotland protected from FGM as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

2. the number of incidents in Scotland where FGM was prevented as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

3. the number of incidents where women in Scotland who have experienced FGM have been provided with support as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

4. the number of FGM perpetrators in Scotland who have been arrested as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

5. the cumulative jail terms served by all FGM perpetrators as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005

6. the total funding provided by government to organisations providing protection from FGM, prevention of FGM, services and support to those who have experienced FGM, and additional funds provided to such as Police Scotland in the work required to hold perpetrators to account – and since the Act of 2005

Response

1. the number of women in Scotland protected from FGM as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005;

2. the number of incidents in Scotland where FGM was prevented as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005 and;

3. the number of incidents where women in Scotland who have experienced FGM have been provided with support as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

This information is not held by Scottish Government. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

With regards to your request for:

4. the number of FGM perpetrators in Scotland who have been arrested as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

This information is not held by Scottish Government. It is held by Police Scotland. You may wish to contact Police Scotland at foi@scotland.pnn.police.uk to obtain this information. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

With regard to your request for:

5. the cumulative jail terms served by all FGM perpetrators as a result of work under this strategy and since the Act of 2005.

Zero, to date there have been no convictions in Scotland, nor in any other part of the UK, for FGM related offences.

With regard to your request for:

6. the total funding provided by government to organisations providing protection from FGM, prevention of FGM, services and support to those who have experienced FGM, and additional funds provided to such as Police Scotland in the work required to hold perpetrators to account – and since the Act of 2005.

I attach some of the information you requested in Annex A. The Scottish Government does not hold the information requested prior to 2012.

Additional funding has not been provided to Police Scotland in the work required to hold perpetrators of FGM to account.

Funding detailed in Annex A was provided by the Scottish Government to third sector organisations whose work includes providing protection from FGM, prevention of FGM and services and support to those who have experienced FGM, as part of the service they deliver.

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Annex A.pdf

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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