Children’s services experience major increase in FGM cases

The number of children believed to have been victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) or at risk of it has more than doubled over the last year, government figures have revealed.

Leethen Bartholomew said cases of FGM that come to the attention of children’s services are likely to represent the “tip of the iceberg”. Picture: Barnardos

Analysis of Department for Education data by the National FGM Centre shows that FGM was a feature in 1,960 social work assessments by councils in 2017/18, compared with 970 cases the previous year.

Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now


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