Awareness of ‘taboo’ crime raised in Rotherham

Awareness of ‘taboo’ crime raised in Rotherham

CHILD protection officials held a week of events to raise awareness of female genital mutilation in the borough.

Rotherham Safeguarding Children’s Board worked with professionals who might encounter victims to help them spot the signs.

Police believe the crime is vastly under-reported in the UK. Det Sgt Suzanne Bluck said: “This is a despicable form of violence against women and girls, and a violation of their human rights.

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More than 1,200 FGM cases recorded across England in three months

The Royal College of Midwives calls on health workers to be vigilant as official figures are released

Midwives have called for renewed efforts to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) after more than 1,200 cases were recorded across England in just three months. This includes 11 Britons who were identified as being subject to FGM.

Between January and March there were 1,242 newly recorded cases of FGM reported across English healthcare providers, according to data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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