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CPD Approx.0:30 Minutes

P837 Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Your Professional Duty

  • About This Course
  • Legislation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is child abuse and illegal.

Regulated health and social care professionals are required to report cases of FGM in girls under 18 which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police.

This is a personal duty; the professional who identifies FGM/receives the disclosure must make the report.

The course goes through the recent changes to legislation.


Learning Outcomes


  • To raise awareness of the professional responsibility for reporting FGM



On completion of this course you will be aware of your professional responsibility and the process to follow when a case of FGM is disclosed.

Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 - England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 - Scotland

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