FGM – latest statistics



12 July 2018
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FGM Latest NHS figures reveal that 6,195 women and girls were treated for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the past financial year. Of the 6,195 treated, 4,495 were newly recorded cases (the first time they have appeared in the dataset) and 70 treated were under the age of 18. Leethen Bartholomew, lead for the National FGM Centre has called for agencies to work better together to prosecute those who fail to protect girls from FGM. The 2017 - 2018 statistical report, published by NHS Digital, can be accessed at: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/ female-genital-mutilation/female-genital-mutilation-fgm---annualreport-2017-18">


Sam Preston

Safeguarding Director






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