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We owe them a ‘Duty of care’
The Minister for Preventing Abuse & Exploitation has announced the commencement date for mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation (FGM) and published guidance to help professionals get ready for the new duty.  From 31 October 2015 onwards, regulated health & social care professionals and teachers in England & Wales will have a mandatory requirement to report visually confirmed or verbally disclosed cases of FGM in girls under 18 to the police.  The guidance contains an overview of the action which may be taken if they fail to comply with the duty.
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Home Office:  FGM mandatory reporting duty comes into force

Often it’s a case of ‘Woman’s inhumanity to girls’

The Guardian:  FGM affects females in every local authority

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