If you SUSPECT that a child may be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) or a child discloses that she has undergone FGM.  Regulated professionals must report it to the Police under the Mandatory Duty using the 101 non-emergency number

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a form of gender-based violence that is outlawed in many countries. FGM represents a violation of the human rights of the girls and women who are subjected to this practice, for which there are no medical benefits. FGM can have devastating and long term physical and psychological consequences for its survivors.

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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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