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FOI 6746

Female Genital Mutilation

Request

I am writing to obtain information relating to the number of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) cases that this local education authority has come into contact with.

To clarify, our definition of the term ‘girls’ refers to females under the age of 18.

Please provide answers to each of these questions for the financial years 2010-2011, 2011-1012 and 2012-2013:

1. Do all teaching professionals in your institution receive training on the 2003 Female Genital Mutilation Act legislation? If not, how many have received this training?

2. Does your institution formally record the number of FGM cases that are identified by its personnel?

3. On how many occasions has your institution referred cases to the local authority that involved girls:
(A) Potentially at risk of undergoing FGM?
(B) Potentially thought to have already undergone FGM?

If you are unable to break this figure down I will accept a total figure of referrals.

4. On how many occasions has your institution referred cases to the police force that involved girls:
(A) Potentially at risk of undergoing FGM?
(B) Potentially thought to have already undergone FGM?

Response

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request relating to information held by the Local Education Authority regarding Female Genital Mutilation.

This information would be accessible from Essex County Council.