New mandatory duty for radiographers in England and Wales

Published: 06 November 2015 Ezine

Radiographers in England and Wales now have a mandatory duty by law to report cases of female genital mutilation in girls under the age of 18.

Practitioners are obligated to report to the police, either verbally or in writing, if they encounter any physical signs of FGM, or if the patient says they have had FGM.

At present there is no legal obligation on professionals to report suspected FGM in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Click here to read about the requirements in full. 

Click here for some useful supporting information.