Intercollegiate Group draws up ground-breaking recommendations for tackling Female Genital Mutilation
A unique coalition of Royal Colleges, trade unions and Equality Now launches the report Tackling FGM in the UK: 'Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting'. This ground-breaking report and collaboration recognises that implementing a comprehensive multi-agency action plan is urgently required to ensure that young girls at risk of undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are protected by the existing UK legal framework (which has been in place since1985).
The report makes nine recommendations for tackling FGM in the UK and considers issues such as the lack of consistent data collection about FGM in the NHS. The recommendations suggest that babies, children and young girls suspected of going to be cut or presenting with FGM should be considered as potential victims of crime and referred to support services and the police, as appropriate.