FGM Mandatory Reporting – support pack for health professionals

The new professional duty to report cases of FGM in girls up to 18 to the police will commence tomorrow, 31 October 2015. We, with our partners at NHS E and professional bodies, have developed a package of support including:

  • Quick guidance – a 2-page summary of the duty including a process flowchart
  • Poster – a poster for health organisations to display about the duty
  • Training slides – a training presentation organisations can use to help them deliver 10 – 15 minute updates to staff to explain the duty
  • Video interviews with Vanessa Lodge, NHS E National FGM Prevention lead

An information leaflet for patients and their families which professionals can use to help when discussing making a report to the police.

The website for written materials is: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fgm-mandatory-reporting-in-healthcare

The video can also be found at www.nhs.uk/fgmguidelines

Please access these links and download the materials.