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FGM reporting duty in England and Wales

The Government's reporting duty for female genital mutilation (FGM) came into force on 31 October.It applies to registered nurses and midwives who you may work with, along with all other regulated health and social care professionals in England and Wales.

Nurses and midwives will need to report all cases of FGM in girls aged under 18, whether it is disclosed to them by the victim or they notice physical signs.

The Code states that nurses and midwives must take all reasonable steps to protect people who are vulnerable or at risk from harm, neglect or abuse. They must also know and keep to the relevant laws and policies about protecting and caring for vulnerable people.

Find out more about the FGM reporting duty.

NSPCC Report on helplines activity in response to child neglect

Today, Friday 30 October 2015 the NSPCC will be publishing on-line a report, Hurting Inside, on the response of the NSPCC Helpline and ChildLine to calls and contacts relating to child neglect. We are issuing this report as a contribution to the NSPCC's month long focus on Child Neglect (see www.nspcc.org.uk for more information).

Hurting Inside is the first report that we have published which draws on the experience of both helplines. The report will show that neglect in young children continues to be a significant reason for adults contacting the NSPCC Helpline, reflecting the fact that neglect is the UK's biggest child protection concern. At the same time only a very small proportion of children and young people contact ChildLine about neglect.

In response to these findings, the NSPCC is calling for adults to be more alert to the neglect of teenagers as it is felt that there is under-reporting in this age group.

You can read the full report and details of the NSPCC recommendations on our website (www.nspcc.org.uk) from Friday 30 October.
If you have any queries arising out of this "heads up," or, once you have read the report, would like further information or a speaker, please do not hesitate to contact me (Christopher Cloke: Chris.CLOKE@NSPCC.org.uk; 0207 825 2500).