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FGM

FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs, It is illegal in the UK and a form of child abuse with long-lasting harmful consequences.

 

Whilst all staff should speak to the DSL or deputy DSL with regard to any concerns about female genital mutilation, there is a specific legal duty on teachers. If a teacher, in the course of their work in the profession, discovers that an act of FGM appears to have been carried out on a girl under the age of 18, the teacher must report this to the police.  

 

If you are concerned about a child. You can contact:

  • Our Safeguarding team within the school - please contact us on 01472 879634 or in person
  • The MASH team (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01472 326292
  • Female Genital Mutilation - NEL
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