Schools urged to be on FGM alert as ‘cutting season’ nears
The season arrives with the start of the summer holidays, when thousands of girls are at risk of being flown abroad to undergo the procedure.
The warning has been issued by the National FGM Centre and comes after the release of the latest FGM prevalence figures by NHS Digital.
The figures show 1,030 newly recorded cases of FGM in England between January and March 2018 – matching the 1,045 cases recorded in the last quarter of 2017.
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