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Education staff worried about reporting child abuse & FGM – ATL Survey

More than a quarter of education staff (28.8%) are worried they could be perceived as prejudiced or racist if they report concerns about honour-based abuse and child abuse linked to faith and belief, according to an Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) survey.

Mandatory reporting of FGM

Since October 2015 there has been a requirement on doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals to report known cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police.