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New programme launched to support fight against ‘witchcraft allegations’

20/03/2020

The centre dedicated to fighting female genital mutilation (FGM) has launched a first-of-its-kind e-learning programme to address the startling rise of witchcraft allegations against children.

Councils warn FGM is still under-reported

29/11/2019

There have been 22,500 new cases of FGM identified in the past four years, according to new figures published by NHS Digital.

Government announces nearly £400,000 to tackle FGM

27/03/2019

Communities secretary James Brokenshire has announced £375,000 of funding to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM).

Tackling the abuse of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

16/01/2019

With estimates stating that 11 cases of FGM are reported daily in the UK, Angie Marriott explains why local authorities must increase their awareness of FGM in order to provide women and girls with the best level of protection and care.

FGM concerns raised by social workers increases at ‘alarming’ rate

30/11/2018

New data on Female Genital Mutilation has revealed that the number of children flagged by social workers as being at risk from the abusive practice has doubled in the last year.

Latest figures show many young women at risk from FGM

06/02/2018

Seven out of ten newly recorded cases of FGM are women aged 35 or younger, new analysis has revealed today.

Over 14,000 FGM cases recorded in two years, NHS reveals

06/12/2017

The NHS has recorded more than 14,000 new cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) over the past two years, new data reveals.

Council chiefs urge frontline staff to report cases of FGM

06/09/2017

Doctors and NHS trusts have been urged to keep reporting cases of female genital mutilation after new figures showed a slight drop in number being recorded.

Annual FGM figures published

05/07/2017

Over 100 women and girls born in the UK were victims of genital mutilation this year, according to new figures.

Rudd 'determined' Government will be first to successfully prosecute for FGM

04/10/2016

This Government should be the one to see the 'first successful prosecution for FGM', the home secretary says.

Tackling FGM at the local level

23/09/2016

William Eichler debunks some of the myths surrounding FGM, and explores how councils can best identify and support those at risk.

Stronger sanctions needed for failure to report FGM, MPs say

15/09/2016

The duty on frontline professionals to report incidences of female genital mutilation (FGM) must be enforced with ‘stronger sanctions’, MPs demand.

Thousands of FGM cases reported in one year

22/07/2016

Over five and a half thousand FGM cases were recorded during 2015-16, according to new statistics.

Lack of funding threatens fight against FGM, campaigners say

11/07/2016

Local funding is the key to ending FGM but cuts could undermine this, a new report says.

More than a thousand newly reported cases of FGM in three months

08/06/2016

There were over 1,200 newly recorded cases of FGM reported during the first quarter of 2016, according to new figures.

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