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Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 25 June 2014.


Terms of Reference

Key Facts

1 Introduction

FGM in the UK

Recent developments and our Report

2 Prosecuting FGM

Cases considered by the Crown Prosecution Service to date

Why it has been difficult to secure a prosecution

Recent steps by the Crown Prosecution Service

Comparisons with France

3 Safeguarding at-risk girls

Training and the multi-agency practice guidelines

Overcoming cultural sensitivities

The role of health professionals

The role of schools

The role of children's social care

The role of the police

The role of the third sector  

Raising awareness

4 Changing the law

Residency status


Female genital cosmetic surgery

Protection orders

Parental responsibility

Statutory reporting

5 Working with communities

Community engagement

Services and support for women and girls with FGM

Conclusions and Recommendations  

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence  

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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