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.