Only 18 FGM protection orders issued to protect UK girls since launch – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2015 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Only 18 of the new specialist protection orders designed to safeguard young girls at risk of female genital mutilation have been issued in the three months since they were introduced, according to official figures. The revelation prompted calls from the head of the new National FGM Centre for teachers, social workers and health professionals to be “braver” when identifying girls at risk and alerting the authorities.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2015