Spotlight
Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide fall victims to hackers every year. Is your firm one of them?
SPONSORED CONTENT Image source: Information is beautifulYou and other lawyers and legal assistants in your firm likely have accounts on the hacked websites listed in the image above. If a hacker...
New complaints handling guide offers advice to local authorities
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is today issuing new guidance on effective complaint handling for local authorities.Based on previous documents, the new guide offers practical,...
EU laws continue until at least 2038 and beyond
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.  But in matters of law it fully leaves on 31 December 2020.  But EU laws will continue to apply, and be applied, in the English family courts from 1...
Family Law Awards winners announced in virtual awards ceremony
The winners of the Family Law Awards 2020 were announced at 4pm during a much-anticipated virtual awards ceremony. Over the past ten years, the Family Law Awards has recognised the leading players in...
Behaviour-based divorces still merit close consideration
Some recent cases illustrate the evidential and procedural issues involved in dealing with proofs on the merits of divorce, which are worth considering even though most cases may conclude on a...
View all articles
Authors

Mandatory FGM reporting in healthcare: updated guidance and resources

Sep 29, 2018, 19:39 PM
FGM, healthcare, mandatory reporting, female genital mutilation, DoH, Department of Health, resources, guidance
The Department of Health has issued updated guidance explaining healthcare professionals' duty to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under 18.
Slug : mandatory-fgm-reporting-in-healthcare-updated-guidance-and-resources
Meta Title : Updated guidance on mandatory FGM reporting in healthcare
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Jan 24, 2017, 03:41 AM
Article ID : 113634
The Department of Health has issued updated guidance explaining healthcare professionals' duty to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under 18.

Healthcare professionals must report to the police any cases of FGM in girls under 18 that they come across in their work. This duty came into force on 31 October 2015. These revised documents support healthcare professionals to carry out this duty. They include:
  • guidance on what healthcare professionals should do if they think a child has had or is at risk of FGM
  • guidance for confirming ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18-year-olds
  • a poster explaining what the duty means for healthcare professionals
  • a training package to introduce the duty to healthcare professionals
  • a leaflet explaining the duty to patients
The original resources (produced on 30 October 2015) have been updated and now include new information on confirming suspected FGM in children.

You can also watch Vanessa Lodge (National FGM Prevention Lead) and Juliet Albert (Specialist FGM Midwife) discuss what the new duty means for professionals:



Further resources

The Department of Health has produced several other FGM videos to aid healthcare professionals.

Training and advice for healthcare students about FGM safeguarding and support:




Jennifer Bourne (RGN Queens Nurse and Project Manager for FGM Prevention Programme) and Amanda O'Donovan (onsultant Clinical Pychologist) discuss the impact of FGM on mental health:




Susan Bookbinder asks survivors of FGM what healthcare professionals can do to give FGM victims the best possible treatment and care:


Categories :
  • Legislation & Guidance
  • Practice Guidance
Tags :
girls_women_paperchain
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from