The Government has updated Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation. This guidance is for all persons and bodies who are under statutory duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. It is not intended to replace wider safeguarding guidance, but to provide additional advice on FGM. It may be relevant to those working with women and girls at risk of FGM or dealing with its consequences.
NHS England’s FGM Prevention Programme has launched a website, bringing together in one place the work of NHS England on female genital mutilation (FGM). The website includes information about: commissioning services for women and girls with FGM; service standards for commissioning FGM care for patients under the age of 18; best practice guidance, pathways and templates to safeguard against FGM; and the mandatory reporting duty.
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The Department of Health has produced a quick guide which aims to help health professionals identify and assess the risk of FGM for patients in their care and to support the discussion with patients and family members.
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Department of Health have released a new document which describes service standards expected to be commissioned for the confirmation of FGM in children under the age of 18
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The Home Office has published the Government Response to the Home Affairs Committee’s report ‘Female genital mutilation: abuse unchecked’. The Government shares the Committee’s determination to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and sets out its responses to the nine recommendations of the committee which are aimed ending FGM.