FGM: reporting of cases among children becomes mandatory Health professionals, teachers and social workers obliged to report child FGM cases from next week but duty on GPs to record cases among adult women sparks row
A duty on all teachers, doctors, nurses and social workers to report child cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police will come into force next week.
New legislation announced earlier this year make such disclosures mandatory and professionals who fail to report the illegal practice in under-18s could face the sack. Continue reading... The Guardian