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Female Genital Mutilation

Safeguarding Children

 

 

 

 

What is FGM?

 

 

 

FGM is child abuse and a form of violence against

 

 women and girls, and therefore should be dealt

 

with as part of existing child and adult

 

 safeguarding/protection structures, policies and procedures.

 

The practice is illegal in the UK and it is also

 

illegal to take a British national or permanent

 

          resident abroad for the practice of FGM or to help

 

someone trying to do this.

 

Female genital mutilation comprises all procedure

 

that involves partial or total removal of the external

 

female genitalia or other injury to the female genital

 

 organs for non-medical reasons.

 

There is now a legal duty to report concerns under the Serious Crimes Act (2015) in relation to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Regulated health and social care professionals and teachers are required to report cases to the police of FGM in girls under 18 which they identify in the course of their professional work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to:

FGM Mandatory reporting duty (DOH).

HSCB Manatory reporting for under 18 yr olds

HSCB Manatory reporting for over 18 yr olds.