If you are informed by a girl under 18 that an act of FGM has been carried out on her; or observe physical signs which appear to show that an act of FGM has been carried out on a girl under 18. Regulated professionals in England & Wales must report it to the Police under the Mandatory Duty using the 101 non-emergency number.

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FGM Specialist Network

This discrete e-platform was created with funding from the Department of Health and NHS England, and aims to provide a virtual forum of support where relevant resources can be accessed, including links to appropriate data on FGM. The e-network also acts as a confidential platform for discussion of issues or specific problems, and for sharing information and best practice in a safe space

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8th December 2021
17:00 – 19:00

As part of the 16 days of activism for ‘No violence against women and children’ campaign, the RCM is hosting an expert roundtable discussion to look at all aspects of violence against women and girls.

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Female genital mutilation in England and Wales, prevalence per 1,000 women

  • 0 - 1.9
  • 2 - 9.9
  • 10 - 19.9
  • 20 - 29.9
  • 30+
North East 0.9
Yorks and Humber 2.1
East Midlands 2.1
East 1.6
London 21
South East 2.0
South West 1.6
West Midlands 3.5
Wales 1.4
North West 2.3
Manchester 4.5
Birmingham 12.4
Bristol 14.8
Slough 15.5
Leicester 12.9

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