A protection order has been issued for three sisters in Sheffield - aged one, four and six - deemed at risk of female genital mutilation.
Detectives from South Yorkshire Police's child abuse investigation and safeguarding department were granted the order for the three girls after they were identified as being at risk of being taken out of the country for the procedure.
Under the order, police officers were able to seize the girls' passports to prevent them from being taken abroad.
Detectives were also granted a protection order for a 12-year-old girl, who was a victim of FGM a number of years ago.
The order allows officers to work with partners to ensure support and healthcare measures are in place for the young girl.