New FGM Practice Guidance published

The Manchester Safeguarding Boards (MSB) have published Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Practice Guidance which is informed by the statutory guidance on FGM and other relevant MSB and agency policies and procedures, such as an operational guide for practitioners, with pathways through services and referral criteria.

The MSB FGM Practice Guidance April 2017 should be read alongside the GMSP procedures.

Further information about FGM can be found on this website  and we have recently published a 7 minute briefing about the FGM mandatory reporting duty and also a  MSB FGM Practice Guidance Overview

FGM Mandatory reporting duty & online training

From October 2015 there is a mandatory duty for Health and Social care professionals to report known cases of FGM in under 18s.

For more information go to our FGM pages for practitioners

FGM help and advice from the government is at

Information about free Home Office online training is available at



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