Guidance

Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information

Gives relevant professionals and the police an understanding of the female genital mutilation (FGM) mandatory reporting duty.

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Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information

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A mandatory reporting duty for FGM requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. The FGM duty came into force on 31 October 2015.

This document gives relevant professionals and the police information on the mandatory reporting duty.

Published 20 October 2015
Last updated 1 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated procedural information.
  2. First published.