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Home Office consults on statutory guidance on FGM

Guidance to commence towards the end of 2015

The Home Office has launched a consultation, seeking views on the content and detail of new statutory guidance on FGM to be commenced towards the end of 2015.

This consultation is specifically focused on ensuring statutory guidance captures the full range of advice and support to frontline professionals and organisations who have responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and protect and support adults from the abuses associated with FGM.

The consultation is open to the public. The Home Office is particularly interested to hear from health care professionals, the police, the judiciary, teachers, social workers, criminal justice practitioners, survivors of FGM, organisations representing victims/survivors, community groups and leaders, safeguarding professionals, front line workers, service providers, NHS organisations, schools and governors, regulatory bodies, and local authorities.

The consultation runs for ten weeks from 22nd July 2015.

The consultation document is here. The draft multi-agency statutory guidance is here.