As you will be aware, the new professional duty to report cases of FGM in girls under 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 interviewswith 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.
Very many thanks to all our partners who have contributed to this work.
We are going to be distributed hard copies around the NHS shortly, but please use this digital versions in the meantime. More materials and updates are also in the pipeline.