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FGM: safeguarding requirements for schools

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Last updated on 25 January 2017
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What are schools' duties around FGM? Teachers are required to report suspected female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Ofsted also expects schools to be vigilant against it. We look at what this involves, and whether you should include it in your safeguarding policy.

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  1. 1 Statutory duty to report FGM
  2. 2 Ofsted expects schools to be vigilant against FGM
  3. 3 Must we include FGM in our safeguarding policy?
  4. 4 Speaking to pupils about FGM

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