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Barnardo’s responds to latest FGM figures from NHS

Release Date: 07 Mar 2017

In response to the statistics released today by NHS Digital about the number of identified cases of FGM in England, the director of the National FGM Centre Michelle Lee-Izu said:

“These alarming statistics show much more needs to be done to support survivors of FGM and protect girls who are at risk.

“FGM is child abuse and no girl should ever have to live with the harmful physical and emotional consequences of this practice.

“Barnardo’s is tackling the issue by working with communities through training and education programmes at the National FGM Centre, run in conjunction with the Local Government Association.

“Agencies must also work better together to prevent FGM from happening by identifying girls at risk and helping to prosecute those who fail to protect girls from this type of abuse.”

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