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.


19th July 2020

Girls put ‘at risk’ as cash to help end FGM in Britain is reduced by 84%

Funding to tackle female genital mutilation, an issue championed by former prime minister Theresa May, has been reduced by 84% since 2015 according to new figures that suggest her successor Boris Johnson has changed priorities. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/19/girls-put-at-risk-as-cash-to-help-end-fgm-in-britain-is-reduced-by-84

3rd July 2020

Priti Patel accused of ‘shameful’ bid to deport girl at risk of FGM

Human rights lawyers have launched a scathing attack on the Home Office for failing to grant asylum to an 11-year-old girl found by judges to be at high risk of female genital mutilation if removed from Britain. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/03/priti-patel-accused-of-shameful-bid-to-deport-girl-at-risk-of-fgm

4th June 2020

Sudan banned FGM – what happens next?

Sudan’s new government has banned FGM – female genital mutilation – but this does not mean the practice will disappear overnight. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-52856820/sudan-banned-fgm-what-happens-next