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FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty

FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty

From 31 October 2015, regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales must report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18’s which they identify in the course of their professional work, to the police.

To inform the Police of a known case of FGM, please contact 101.

The Home Office has published procedural information on the duty to help health and social care professionals, teachers and the police understand the legal requirements placed upon them. This includes a suggested process to follow, and an overview of the action which may be taken if they fail to comply with the duty. It also aims to provide the police with an understanding of the duty and their next steps upon receiving a report.