Scotland's national action plan to prevent and eradicate FGM

The national action plan to prevent and eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) sets out the objectives, actions and responsibilities required to drive and deliver change.


Short Life Working Group Membership

SLWG Membership:



Dr P Mishra

SG Public Health (Senior Medical Officer) - Chair

Lesley Musa

SG Equality Policy

Bruce Sutherland

SG Equality Policy

Emily Keltie

SG Equality Policy

Ann Holmes

SG Nursing and Midwifery (Chief Professional Advisor for Midwifery in Scotland)

Elaine Cockburn

SG Health (Nursing and Midwifery Policy Unit) also representing Children and Families Directorate

Pauline Nairn

Police Scotland

Willie Guild

Police Scotland

Nina Murray

Scottish Refugee Council

Donna Turnbull/Katrina MacDonald

SG Child Protection Policy

Kath Gallacher

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Katie Cosgrove

NHS Health Scotland

Doosuur Zasha

Dignity Alert Research Forum ( DARF)

Kate Hargreaves Wilson


Monica McGeever/Maggie Fallon

Education Scotland (Safeguarding)

Danielle Archibald

Social Work Scotland

Sean Byrne

Child Protection Committee Chair Forum

Support Services

There are a range of community based support services including:

NSPCC Helpline - 0800 028 3550 or at

Other Resources

Forced marriage guidance and information resources:


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