Best Practice Guideline: A universal FGM flowchart and reporting tool

Published July 5, 2017   |    Updated July 5, 2017 2:16 pm

DEVELOPED BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Summary of Document

This document was produced as an internal document to provide a practical pathway to support staff compliance with the process of working with a female (adult or child) at risk of undergoing FGM or who has previously undergone FGM. The project builds on work already done by the Department of Health, General Medical Council, BMA and various Royal Colleges.

Reason for development

Any violation of human rights or issues relating to child protection must always be taken very seriously. However, with the new amendment to the FGM 2003 Act (9), any HCP who fails to report a case will risk losing their registration, and potentially their career. It is essential that all HCPs are aware of what FGM is and their clinical and legal responsibilities regarding the matter.