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 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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