FGM: the role of front-line staff

Paramedics and other front-line health and social care professionals have responsibilities to safeguard children and protect adults from the exploitations linked with female genital mutilation (FGM). It is estimated that 66 000 women and girls in the UK have been victims of FGM, with up to 24 000 girls under 15 years of age believed to be at risk (Department for Education (DfE), 2014).

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