Introducing mandatory reporting for female genital mutilation consultation: summary of responses

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Great Britain. Home Office
Home Office
Date of publication
1 February 2015
Children and Young People, Criminal Justice Services, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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From 5 December 2014 to 12 January 2015, the Home Office ran a consultation seeking views on how to introduce a mandatory reporting requirement in cases of female genital mutilation. This document provides: the background; a summary of responses; the government response to the consultation; and the next steps.

A total of 147 consultation responses were received. The responses came from a variety of respondents, including: healthcare professionals, education bodies, local authorities, the police, charities, and members of the public.

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