Far be it from me –

UK Home Office Consultation On Mandatory Reporting Of FGM – My Response

on February 13, 2015

Hilary Burrage

15.01.10 Telephoning 003 (2)

The UK Home Office has been conducting a Consultation on whether and how to introduce a mandatory reporting requirement for female genital mutilation FGM), as proposed in the Home Affairs (Vaz) Report in 2014. I agree absolutely that reporting of FGM should be mandatory for professionals directly involved, but I’d like to see a single, much more integrated and comprehensive approach – eg including all suspected child abuse, plus adult FGM (and forced marriage?) with a national network of trained Abuse Reporting Officers.  This is my submission:

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