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1.4.11 Female Genital Mutilation Guidance

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This chapter contains links to the Southwark Safeguarding Children Board chapter and the London Safeguarding Children Board site.

The Southwark SCB fully reflects a multi-agency based approach to this area of safeguarding and acknowledges that the approach is underpinned by a number of significant international bodies. The chapter identifies a number of issues around FGM with respect to risk factors and acknowledges the mandatory reporting of this - the impact of the Serious Crime Act 2015.

The Southwark SCB highlights key roles and responsibilities and procedures and provides a range of contact details / information together with a useful Risk Assessment 

The chapter also contains links to a range of documents upon which the chapter and suggested practice is based.

The London SCB site contains a range of publicity and information / educational resources.

This chapter was included in the Manual in March 2016.

Southwark Safeguarding Children Board Female Genital Mutilation Guidance Document

London Safeguarding Children Board, FGM

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