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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.