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The problems arise when trying to judge the degree of neglect, sadism, cultural and other pressures involved, but should ignorance be an excuse?
The Sentencing Council published proposed new guidelines for sentencing offenders guilty of child cruelty.  The guidelines cover 3 offences: cruelty to a child, causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm, and failing to protect a girl from the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Sentencing Council:  New sentencing guidelines proposed for child cruelty & female genital mutilation offences