Female genital mutilation (FGM) knowledge and practice hub
• Good practice in safeguarding girls from FGM, such as the use of protection orders and the national risk indication system.
• Signs that a girl could be at risk of FGM, either immediately or in the longer term, or that FGM has occurred.
• What social workers need to do if FGM has occurred, including the duty to report known cases involving under-18s to the police.
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Case law and legislation
Birmingham City Council v Sarfraz Riaz and Others (2015) The judgement in this case cited recent amendments to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, which inserted automatic lifelong anonymity protection for any victim of FGM.
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