Resources explaining healthcare professionals' duty to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under 18.
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Healthcare professionals must report to the police any cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under 18 that they come across in their work. This duty came into force on 31 October 2015.
These documents support healthcare professionals to carry out this duty. They include:
For further details you can read the procedural information and a fact sheet for mandatory reporting of FGM.
You can also watch Vanessa Lodge (National FGM Prevention Lead) and Juliet Albert (Specialist FGM Midwife) discuss what the new duty means for professionals, as part of our collection of FGM video resources.
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