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.