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  1. 1. About Female Genital Mutilation 1.1. What is FGM? 1.2. Possible health implications of FGM 1.3. Prevalence of FGM - Global 1.4. Prevalence of FGM - England 1.5. The law and FGM 1.6. Mandatory Reporting Duty 1.7. FGM Risk Indicators 2. School Context of FGM 2.1. FGM and the RSE Statutory Guidance 3. Exploring Concerns with Children 3.1
  2. A mandatory reporting duty for FGM requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. The.
  3. New duty to report FGM to the police FGM guidance and training for schools . Health Improvement Team The Health Improvement team's three 'service 4 school' options Universal Healthy Schools HRBS, Health in school visit, CPD, Schemes of work, Healthy Schools
  4. Under the mandatory reporting legislation, teachers are required to report known cases of FGM in under 18s to the police. A known case is where there has been visual identification (which, usually, applies to healthcare professionals) or direct verbal disclosure. If you are a teacher and a pupil, who is under 18, informs you that they have.
  5. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003. It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. From October 31st onwards a duty which requires regulated health and social care.
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An Overview of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research. 2012 Jan-Jun; 2(1): 70-73. Statistics. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Experimental Statistics. What to include in the school's Safeguarding Policy. If your school has a low number of girls from at risk communities. 1 Training for school teams is effective for several reasons. Firstly, school teams spend longer with children than any other professionals so they are most likely to identify and report concerns about FGM. Secondly, school teams work with children from families who may be hard to reach through other avenues 1. Introduction 1.1 Background. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (the 2003 Act). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women 15th October 2015 at 1:21pm. Almost one in five teachers has no understanding at all of the new duty to report pupils at risk of female genital mutilation, a new report shows. This is caused by a lack of training: half say that they have not been given enough information about the new duty, according to a survey carried out by children's.

Schools Training on FGM and Honour-based Abuse for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley Evaluation report for Oxfordshire July 2020 I thought the training was excellent and invaluable. Thank you very much. Oxfordshire primary school teacher A really honest and practical informative INSET. Thank you Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a painful, non-medical, procedure undertaken on girls and young women which can seriously harm their long-term health. It is a form of child abuse is illegal in the UK. It is estimated over 20,000 young women under 15 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK each year, and 170,000 women in the.

• Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is child abuse and illegal. • Regulated health and social care professionals and teachers are now required to report cases of FGM in girls under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police. • This is a personal duty; the professional who identifie Ensure that FGM is included as an appendix to the school safeguarding policy: • FGM is a child protection issue and as such there should be an FGM appendix to the school safeguarding policy. Training: • CP leads to be trained on FGM awareness. • CP leads to ensure frontline staff in schools receive this information through in

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  1. Female genital mutilation/cutting refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of external portions of or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. [1] The reasons given for conducting FGM/C encompass beliefs about health, women's sexuality, and community and adulthood initiation rites
  2. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is child abuse and illegal. Regulated health and social care professionals and teachers are required now to report cases of FGM in girls under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police
  3. How teachers should start to address FGM in schools. Yvonne Powell. This article is more than 6 years old. Teachers have a duty to tackle female genital mutilation and keep girls safe. We must.
  4. Multi-agency statutory guidance on FGM (GOV.UK) updated October 2018 . Mandatory duty to report FGM (GOV.UK) Duty to report. From 31 October 2015, social workers, health professionals and teachers have a mandatory duty to report to the police any known cases of FGM, when a disclosure has been made or there is visual confirmation for all under 18s
  5. You may have heard of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) but might be unsure of what it is and what you should do if you suspect a pupil is at risk. FGM includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It is an illegal practice and considered as child abuse in the UK
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Kate Parker. 9th October 2018 at 6:00pm. Teachers should look out for girls who have difficulty in walking, sitting and standing, or who request to be excused from PE lessons, according to a new guide on spotting signs of female genital mutilation (FGM). Other indicators that schools should be aware of include girls having a prolonged absence. In October 2015 a mandatory reporting duty, which requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18s to the police, came into force. While laws are in place to stop FGM, we know legislation is only part of the solution Annual Report 2018. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is in decline around the world. Today, in 30 countries where FGM is common, around one in three girls aged 15 to 19 have been subjected to the practice, down from one in two in the mid-1980s. But population growth in some of the world's poorest countries points to an increase in the number. Law to make FGM reporting mandatory Sex education compulsory in schools According to the NSPCC, there are an estimated 137,000 women and girls affected by FGM in England and Wales

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an abhorrent practice. FGM deliberately cuts the female genital organs for no medical reason and can have serious and long-lasting consequences including infertility, an increased risk of childbirth complications, a deleterious impact on maternal and infant mortality during and shortly after child birth,1 and significant psychological sequelae Mandatory Reporting of FGM. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (the 2003 Act). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons A consultation paper on the introduction of mandatory reporting for FGM was published in December 2014.7 Its purpose was to enable the UK government to scope and fully explore how a mandatory.

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  1. Perception and barriers: reporting female genital mutilation Geetanjali Gangoli, Aisha Gill, Natasha Mulvihill and Marianne Hester Abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explorethe perceptions of and barriers to reporting femalegenital mutilation (FGM) by victims and survivors of FGM to the police in England and Wales
  2. female genital mutilation (FGM) of girls and women living in Oxfordshire. Between September 2016 and February 2017, OAC provided FGM-awareness training for 152 staff, 90 year-7 students and around 200 year-10 and 11 students representing 22 schools and colleges
  3. Mandatory Reporting Duty -Overview 4 •Serious Crime Act 2015 amended the FGM Act 2003 to introduce a new mandatory reporting duty which came into force on 31 October 2015. •Duty requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report 'known' cases of FGM in
  4. FGM Legislation by State. Currently, there is anti-FGM legislation in only 40 states, meaning that 10 STATES HAVE YET TO CRIMINALIZE FGM.The majority of states that do have FGM legislation can strengthen their legislation to further protect the girls in their state
  5. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is total or partial removal of external female genitalia for non-medical rationale. The practice is mostly common in sub Saharan Africa. An approximated number of between 100-140 million women have undergone FGM and 3 million girls yearly are perceived to be at risk globally. Somalia has th
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In addition, although many professionals who may be in contact with girls at risk for FGM/C are mandatory reporters (e.g., health care, school, and child care officials), they may be uncertain about whether FGM/C should be reported, according to the Government Accountability Office's June 2016 report Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), also referred to as circumcision, was outlawed in Kenya in 2011. Police and community leaders often collaborate with activists like Gladys to coordinate raids of planned cuttings. Gladys Kosegi. Photo: Courtesy Gladys Kosegi. That Sunday, Gladys spent hours working to arrange a raid so that she. Primary schools in England should start teaching pupils about female genital mutilation when a new curriculum is introduced next year, campaigners say. Secondary school pupils are to be taught.

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Background: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is all practices involving cutting, alteration or injury to the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is a form of violence against women and children, with no benefits and many harms. In 2014, the UK Government committed to working to eliminate FGM. Steps taken towards this ai The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceptions of and barriers to reporting female genital mutilation (FGM) by victims and survivors of FGM to the police in England and Wales.,The paper is based on 14 interviews conducted with adult survivors and victims of FGM. A combination of 1:1 and group interviews were used, based on the preference of the respondents Kenya: Report on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Released by the Office of the Senior Coordinator for International Women's Issues including FGM/FGC, in primary school curricula. Legal Status: There are no laws making FGM/FGC illegal in Kenya. There are provisions in the Penal Code pertaining to Offenses Agains

Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation (FGM) A new statutory duty came into force on 31 st October 2015 requiring all registered health and social care workers and teachers to report 'known' cases of FGM in girls under 18 to the police. Guidance has been published to explain what is required and why, which can be found here: https. September 5, 2015. August 10, 2015. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the non-medical partial or total removal of the external female genital organs. This procedure is typically carried out on young girls, although it can happen later. FGM is illegal in the UK and particularly affects girls from Africa

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - April 2017 to March 2018, Annual Report, Experimental Statistics Report. The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) is a repository for individual level data collected by healthcare providers in England,... 5 July 2018 Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the. Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field.

How teachers should start to address FGM in schools

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FGM by 2024 - to add to the already 140 million alive today who have experienced FGM. Whilst we at 28 Too Many are initially focussing on Africa, and the global diaspora in which they settle, we are also aware of the increase of FGM in the Middle East and Asia. This Country Report on FGM in Liberia show Signs of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) For more information on female genital mutilation (FGM) and its effect on children, click here. Knowing the signs that female genital mutilation is about to take place or has taken place can help give a voice to children and possibly prevent the abusive procedure from happening Teachers educated children about the risks of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). When a girl would be cut while school was open, schoolmates would communicate this to the teacher who would report.

The report urges schools in areas where practising communities live to include FGM in the curriculum. Health workers who provide travel vaccinations to children from practising communities should. Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (FGMPO). An FGMPO is a civil order which may be made for the purposes of protecting a girl against the commission of an FGM offence or protecting a girl against whom an FGM offence has taken place. Breaching an order carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison In July 2017, an internal report from Canada Border Services Agency was leaked. It indicated that FGM practitioners were almost certainly entering Canada to engage in the practice, Global News reported. Together, the series of reports showed that FGM was a serious and growing problem in Canada Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is defined as all procedures that involve partial or total removal or injury of the female external genitalia for non-medical reasons [].In sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States around 200 million girls and women were exposed to this harmful practice since 2016 [2, 3].Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting is a deeply rooted practice held in place by.

Even more incredible, Nkipai was put into prison for his failure to stop the FGM ceremony. Though Nkipai was quickly released, that moment was pivotal for the chief, and he suddenly understood his responsibility in the community regarding FGM, his wife, Agnes Katata Lasiti, told GSR.. Lasiti, the chief's wife, is the first woman in the community to go to university, and she works as a third. World 'woefully' underestimating female genital mutilation, study finds Coronavirus puts 4 million girls at risk of child marriage (Reporting by Emma Batha @emmabatha; Editing by Helen Popper Preston added that the fall in the number of school nurses in recent years was detrimental to efforts to tackle the issue, and called on the government to attract and retain school nurses. Mandatory reporting and compulsory sex and relationships education are important weapons in the fight against FGM, and school nurses play a vital role in. Per KRS 620.030, any school personnel who knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child under eighteen (18) is dependent, abused or neglected, or a victim of human trafficking, or is a victim of female genital mutilation, shall immediately make a report to a local law enforcement agency, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services or its.

The main aims of this school outreach was to sensitize the students about the effects of FGM, at popularize the law on FGM and to increase awareness of the legal implications of Female Genital Mutilation, and also to see how best they can be more involved in the anti-FGM campaign in The Gambia by forming peer groups School Administrators/Teachers :All the schools administrators, from Nursery to Primary to Secondary ( Child Age 0-17years) must be allowed to express themselves freely to report FGM/C and other forms of VAC . #endcuttinggirl

The conference in Dakar was an eye opener on the deeper issues of FGM/C and as a survivor it is important to be part of the solution to end FGM/C has it has no positive impact in our communities. The convening was very, very meaningful to me because: • It deepened my understanding of FGM/C, its health and human rights consequences causes and eff ects of FGM/C is also crucial to accelerating the abandonment of the practice. There was major progress on this front in 2010. The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C): Accelerating Change has identifi ed ten key outputs, eight taking place at the national and cross-border levels and tw FGM, Mandatory Reporting and the Complexity of Culture. On the 5 th of December 2014 the government published a Consultation Paper seeking views on how best to introduce a mandatory reporting requirement in cases of female genital mutilation (FGM). The consultation period remained open until January 12 th with submissions now under review FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION A guide for health care professionals What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? FGM comprises of all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genital organs or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is most often carried out on young girls age FGM is not the only danger facing girls. With schools closed, they are also more susceptible to forced early marriage and sexual assault. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently forecast that an additional 13 million girls globally could be forced into child marriage, and two million more than would otherwise have been expected could undergo FGM between now and 2030 as COVID-19.

Moreover, the states' refugee aid efforts were not really prepared to tackle FGM in migrant populations. Neither is FGM covered in typical sex education curricula in European schools, let alone how to recognize it or its potential complications. Naturally, this combination of factors has allowed the practice to continue in migrant communities To comply with both duties, professionals in Wales who identify cases falling within the FGM mandatory reporting duty will need to make a report to both the police and the local authority. The Home Office will issue further guidance in advance of Section 130 of the 2014 Act coming into force

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It has been illegal in Scotland since 1985 and is considered a form of violence against women and girls. It is against U.S. law to perform FGM/C on a girl under the age of 18, or to send or attempt to send her outside the United States so FGM/C can be performed. Violation of the law is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, fines, or both. There is no exception for performing FGM/C because of tradition or culture FGM/C involves partial or total removal of the external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for nonmedical reasons. It is considered a human rights violation. It has no known. and children, as well as women, to combat FGM/C. This report summarizes the first phases of this pilot project's ac-tivities, implemented during the period of January 2006 to June 2007. It includes details about the project objectives, target area, target population views on Female Genital Mu-tilation (FGM/C) and implemented outreach activities

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The Influence of Culture and Socioeconomic Status on the Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by Health and Social Care Professionals and Teachers: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is described as a traditional and cultural practice of a number of countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East Female genital mutilation FGM, sometimes called female cutting or female circumcision, is • Required ADH to compile an annual report of any incidents of unlawful FGM reported by health practitioners in each county in Arkansas all superintendents in the 135 schools districts across the state, all Arkansas sheriffs, all. Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation: procedural information. Where female genital mutilation is known either through disclosure or the observation of physical signs (through normal day to day practice e.g. nappy changing, personal care etc., school staff should Request PDF | Mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation in children in the UK | Background While female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the UK since 1985, research estimated. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs, for non-medical reasons, and has classified FGM/C into four fundamental types (with several subclassifications added in 2016.) 1 FGM/C is practiced around the.

UKIP: Schoolgirls should have mandatory, medical FGM check every year. UKIP unveils its 'Integration Agenda' including a burka ban, FGM checks in schools and a ban on new Islamic faith schools The World Health organisation defines female genital mutilation (FGM) as 'all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.'. FGM is prevalent as a cultural ritual in 28 African countries as well as in parts of the Middle East and Asia REPORT ON FGM FORUM - REPORT ON FGM FORUM THAT WAS HELD AT KOPSIRO ON 4TH SEPTEMBER 2013 INTRODUCTION Kopsiro Division is in Cheptais District Mt Elgo

Despite Tennessee's twenty-one cases of FGM in 2011 cited during discussion of the FGM reporting bill that became law in 2012, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) does not consider this Class D felony as serious as a lovers' quarrel to warrant a break-out category in its annual Crime in Tennessee report The Egyptian cabinet has approved the toughening of a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) by raising the maximum penalty to 20 years in prison. A survey in 2016 found that almost 90% of. A man shows the logo of a T-shirt that reads Stop the Cut referring to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) during a social event advocating against harmful practices such as FGM at the Imbirikani.

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Schools have now re-opened, but there are growing concerns among teachers and community workers that many girls have not returned to their classes due to increased rates of early marriage and FGM. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also called 'female cutting' or 'female circumcision', is defined by the World Health Organisation as any procedure involving the partial or total removal of external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is illegal in the UK, with a penalty of up to.

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FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was almost impossible to detect as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it. In one report, in Yorkshire, a victim was just. Maeta Primary School in Migori Country, Western Kenya. She is the chair of the health club and has stood up against FGM. A rofile of Female Genital Mutilation in enya 16 92 17 76 78 87 93 93 95 96 97 97 9797 86 11 79 73 57 82 89 87 98 93 92 92 90 95 Somali Kenya Maasai Other ethnic groups Kisii Luo Taita/ Tavet

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South Kordofan (FGM prevalence 88.8%) - the first Sudanese state to adopt legislation. The Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation Act (2008)6 places responsibility on parents and guardians to protect females (up to 18 years of age) from FGM. Reporting incidents of FGM is the responsibility of all BUKWO, Uganda - My wife told me how much she suffered when she was cut (female genital mutilation) at the age of 14. She also faced a hard time during the delivery of our first child. She had to be operated on and spent one month in hospital. Sabilah Rawlings Kapchanga is the Local Council III Chairperson of Kaworyo village, in Kabei sub-county Abstract: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice in which the external female genitalia is partially or totally incised or excised for a non-therapeutic reason, usually without the consent of the individual. FGM/C is common in Africa with varying prevalence in different countries, though the incidence is reducing because it is considered a human rights issue with. A report compiled by the female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigning group, Forward, together with the London School of Hygiene claims that some 20 000 young girls are at risk each year. 1 Momoh says that there are now 17 specialised units in NHS hospitals in England set up to cope with the number of immigrant women who arrive at hospital. UNICEF launches a groundbreaking report on female genital mutilation or cutting - the most comprehensive compilation of data and analysis on the issue to date. It shows that more girls, as well as women and men, are saying no to FGM/C than ever before, and more communities than ever are abandoning the centuries-old tradition. UNICE

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Equality Now welcomes the comprehensive and timely report by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) declaring Mali's failure to criminalize Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The report also notes the resultant impunity, which denies women and girls legal protection from FGM as a violation of their fundamental rights FGM has been a criminal offence in Britain since 1985, but new legislation in 2003 introduced a maximum prison sentence of 14 years and made it an offence for British citizens to carry out or procure FGM abroad, even in countries where it is legal. (Reporting By Kieran Guilbert; Editing by Tim Pearce First Ever Report On FGM In The UK Shows There Were 5,700 Cases In The Last Year Data published for the first time shows the total number of woman and girls who have female genital mutilation or. Around 4,500 new cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) were recorded in England over the last year, more than one every two hours, official data shows. Between April 2017 and March 2018, around 6,200 women and girls who visited a doctor, midwife, or other public health services in England had been exposed to the form of abuse at some point.