Female Genital Mutilation Reporting

FGM Mandatory Reporting – support pack for health professionals

As you will be aware, the new professional duty to report cases of FGM in girls u18 to the police will commence tomorrow, 31 October 2015.

Our partners at NHS England and professional bodies, have developed a package of support including:

•  Quick guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/472691/FGM_guidance.pdf> – a 2-page summary of the duty including a process flowchart

•        Poster https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/472690/FGM_poster.pdf> – a poster for health organisations to display about the duty

•        Training slides https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/472693/FGM_training_package.pdf> – a training presentation organisations can use to help them deliver 10 – 15 minute updates to staff to explain the duty

•        Video interviews http://www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/fgmguidelines.aspx> with Vanessa Lodge, NHS E National FGM Prevention lead

An information leaflet https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/472694/FGM_leaflet.pdf> for patients and their families which professionals can use to help when discussing making a report to the police.

The website for written materials is: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fgm-mandatory-reporting-in-healthcare
The video can also be found at www.nhs.uk/fgmguidelines<http://www.nhs.uk/fgmguidelines>
Please access these links and download the materials.