Guidance

Fact sheet on mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation

Fact sheet, with translations, for communities on mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation.

Documents

Duty for health and social care professionals and teachers to report female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police

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Fact sheet: Amharic አማርኛ

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Fact sheet: Arabic العربية

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Fact sheet: Bengali বাঙালি

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Fact sheet: Farsi فارسی

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Fact sheet: French

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Fact sheet: Portuguese

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Fact sheet: Somali

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Fact sheet: Swahili

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Fact sheet: Tigrinya ትግርኛ

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Fact sheet: Urdu اردو

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Detail

This fact sheet gives an overview of the female genital mutilation (FGM) mandatory reporting duty which came into force on 31 October 2015 via the Serious Crime Act 2015.

The fact sheet explains:

  • what the duty means to communities
  • what happens after a case has been reported to the police
  • what the duty requires health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to do
  • what the duty won’t do