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A mandatory reporting duty for FGM requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report known cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds to the police. The FGM duty came into force on 31 October 2015.  Further details can be located here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mandatory-reporting-of-female-genital-mutilation-procedural-information

The following NHS are collecting data about women and girls with FGM who are being cared for by the NHS in England.  

What data is being collected?

The NHS are collecting data about women and girls with FGM who are being cared for by the NHS in England. This collection includes data items that will be routinely discussed by the patient and health professional as part of the standard delivery of care and that are included in the patient's healthcare record.  The following organisations are required to collect the data and to submit this NHS Digital (previously HSCIC):

  • NHS acute trusts (Foundation and non-Foundation)
  • Mental health trusts (Foundation and non-Foundation)
  • General practices.

Further details can be located here http://content.digital.nhs.uk/fgm

Further informaton on FGM can be found on the Essex Safeguarding Children Board website or the NSPCC website.

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