New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 19th, 2019 in children, female genital mutilation, legislation, stalking by tracey

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2019

Stalking Protection Act 2019

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Mother in FGM case ‘betrayed’ three-year-old daughter by mutilating her, as she is sentenced to 13 years – Daily Telegraph

‘The first person to be convicted of FMG in Britain “betrayed” her three-year-old daughter by mutilating her, a judge said, as she jailed her for 13 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2019

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Sajid Javid can deport mother of FGM risk girl, judge decides – BBC News

‘The Home Secretary cannot be barred from deporting a failed asylum seeker whose daughter would be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) if taken abroad, a senior judge decided.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2019

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CPS secures first conviction for female genital mutilation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 4th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The mother of a three year old girl has become the first person in England and Wales to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM) offences since the practice was criminalised in the UK in 1985.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st February 2019

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Urgent action needed to address lack of FGM awareness, say experts – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2019 in female genital mutilation, health, internet, news by sally

‘A national public health campaign, improved training for professionals and better use of social media to engage young people are among recommendations to be made by a cross-sector forum set up to hold the government to account on tackling female genital mutilation (FGM).’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2019

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Female genital mutilation cases more than double in a year in UK – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2018 in female genital mutilation, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of girls in England who have experienced or are believed to be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has more than doubled in a year, according to assessments by council social workers.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2018

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UK solicitor cleared of forcing daughter to undergo FGM – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Case is second FGM prosecution brought to court in UK, both of which have resulted in acquittals.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2018

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Reported cases of FGM rise sharply in UK yet still no court convictions – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2018 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘When detective chief inspector Leanne Pook began investigating allegations that a father in Bristol had allowed his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation, she hoped the case – the second to reach court – could go on to make legal history. It has been more than three decades since FGM was made illegal in the UK, but there is yet to be a successful prosecution. The first case, in 2015, resulted in an NHS doctor being acquitted in less than 30 minutes.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2018

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Police promise to learn lessons after collapse of FGM trial in Bristol – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2018 in child cruelty, female genital mutilation, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘Detectives have promised to learn lessons after the groundbreaking trial of a father accused of allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2018

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Judge bans man from taking daughter out of the country for the next 11 years over FGM fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2018 in children, female genital mutilation, news, parental rights by sally

‘A judge has banned a man from taking his six-year-old daughter out of the country for the next 11 years over fears she may be forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2018

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FGM: More than 5,000 new cases in England – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2017 in female genital mutilation, health, London, news, statistics, women by sally

‘The NHS in England recorded 5,391 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the past year, data reveals.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2017

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Sentencing: ‘Developmental harm’ should be considered in child cruelty cases – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Judges would assess the developmental harm caused to a child when sentencing those convicted of child cruelty under proposals published by the Sentencing Council today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th June 2017

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Abusive parents who try to shift blame may face tougher sentences – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, female genital mutilation, news, sentencing by sally

‘Tougher punishments for abusive or neglectful parents who try to shift the blame for their crimes have been recommended in proposed guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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FGM: 123 victims treated in Wales last year, figures show – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2017 in female genital mutilation, news, statistics, victims, Wales by sally

‘A case of female genital mutilation was discovered every three days, on average, by maternity staff in Wales last year.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2017

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Met Police still don’t know where FGM is happening after 32 years without a conviction – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2017 in children, female genital mutilation, London, news, police, statistics by tracey

‘The police inspector in charge of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) investigations in London said the Metropolitan Police still does not know where young women and girls are being cut and disfigured. Inspector Allen Davis’s comments came as the NHS revealed there were nearly 5,500 new FGM cases reported to hospitals, clinics and GPs in 2016.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2017

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FGM should not be prosecuted, police force says as it claims best course of action is to ‘educate parents’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Parents caught practising female genital mutilation on their children should not be prosecuted, a police force has claimed as it says the best course of action is to “educate parents”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2017

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One female genital mutilation case reported every hour in the UK – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2017 in children, female genital mutilation, health, news, statistics, women by sally

‘A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, according to analysis of NHS statistics by a charity.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2017

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Average time for disposal of care proceedings steady at 27 weeks: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 5th, 2016 in adoption, care orders, delay, female genital mutilation, news, reports, statistics by sally

‘The average time for the disposal of a care or supervision application made in April to June 2016 in England and Wales was 27 weeks, remaining steady over the past year, the latest quarterly report on family court statistics has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2016

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FGM cutter trying to enter the UK, police warn – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in female genital mutilation, ministers' powers and duties, news, police, visas by tracey

‘An application to the High Court by police trying to block the woman from entering the UK was declined as the judge said it was up to the Secretary of State to intervene.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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MPs slam ‘national scandal’ of FGM- Britain’s hidden crime – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2016 in child abuse, crime, female genital mutilation, human rights, news, select committees by tracey

‘Britain’s failure to protect girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) has been described as a “national scandal” by a committee of MPs, who said it was “beyond belief” that, 30 years since it became illegal, not a single person has been convicted of the crime. They described it as a “hidden crime” and “preventable” child abuse.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2016

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