We are working with local authorities and other agencies to deliver a systems change in the way that social work is provided to girls and families affected by FGM.
FGM can be deeply ingrained in affected communities and we engage with community members and representatives to support change in attitudes and behaviour.
Health professionals are usually the first professional staff to identify FGM in a woman or girl and are a key part of the multi-agency response to FGM.
Children may identify a teacher as a trusted adult to talk to about FGM and teachers need to be alert to possible signs that a child has been subject to FGM or is at risk.
Effective ways of policing FGM are still being established and we aim to share good practise around prevention, protection and prosecution.
Working to end new cases of FGM in England within 15 years.