FGM awareness campaign launched across UK

Last week, The Independent reported on the Government’s campaign targeting practising communities with information on the long-term health risks of FGM. The article follows the publication of research from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Salford, which found that mandatory reporting procedures brought in for health workers, social care agencies and teachers have been “more symbolic than effective” and called for national data to be collected by a central authority, led by a dedicated FGM Commissioner.

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