Application By Consent To Vary FGM Protection Orders To Allow Greater Freedom To Travel
Oxfordshire County Council v AD & Ors  EWFC B66
Application by consent to vary FGM protection orders to allow greater freedom to travel
The parents had four children including three girls aged 19 (CD), 17 (ED) and 15 (FD) in December 2019.
The family were from country X but came to the UK in August 2016 for the father’s work. They had been due to return in July 2017 but in March 2017 CD reported to her GP that she feared plans had been made for all three girls to undergo FGM upon their return, at the instigation of their paternal grandmother.
The Local Authority (Oxfordshire County Council) then applied to the Court for FGM protection orders and Emergency Protection Orders, which were granted and the girls were removed from their parents’ care. Care proceedings followed. The girls were then returned to their mother (AD) as there was evidence that they were at no risk while they remained in England, however the parents acknowledged that they would be unable to protect the girls should they return to Country X. The father (BD) then returned to Country X as originally planned in July 2017. Continue reading →