Anti-FGM Network says national health campaign is needed to help tackle problem

A national public health campaign, improved training for professionals and better use of social media to engage young people are among recommendations to be made by a cross-sector forum set up to hold the government to account on tackling female genital mutilation (FGM).

Urgent action is needed to address a lack of awareness among NHS employees, social workers and teachers who are bound by a duty to report cases of FGM to the police, say experts who attended a panel of the newly formed Anti-FGM Network.

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