Consultation outcome

Consultation on the draft statutory multi-agency practice guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM)

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Consultation on the draft statutory multi-agency practice guidance on female genital mutilation: summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

A consultation seeking views on the content and detail of new statutory multi-agency guidance on female genital mutilation was launched in July 2015.

The responses have been analysed. This document outlines:

  • the background to the consultation
  • a summary of the responses
  • the government’s next steps

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the draft statutory multi-agency practice guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM) for frontline professionals in England and Wales.

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Consultation description

This public consultation is to enable the government to ensure that the new guidance captures the full range of evidence, responsibilities, duties and good practice to support professionals in safeguarding women and girls from FGM.

The consultation seeks views on the content and detail of new statutory guidance on FGM to be started towards the end of 2015.

This consultation is open to the public. We are particularly interested to hear from:

  • health care professionals
  • the police
  • the judiciary
  • teachers
  • social workers
  • criminal justice practitioners
  • survivors of FGM
  • organisations representing victims/survivors
  • community groups and leaders
  • safeguarding professionals
  • front line workers
  • service providers
  • NHS organisations
  • schools and governors
  • regulatory bodies
  • local authorities

How to respond

You can respond online.

Alternatively you can send your answers to these questions, together with any other comments, by email to have your say no later than 30 September 2015.

If you prefer you can post your responses to:

FGM consultation
5th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

Documents

Published 22 July 2015
Last updated 1 April 2016 + show all updates
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