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Female Genital Mutilation, 21/03/14 [S]

The Scottish Government has published a letter issued to schools from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport around Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

The letter states that "schools have a key role to play in collaboration with social work and health colleagues in eradicating the practice from Scotland entirely. Staff in schools share a responsibility for identifying and responding to the care and wellbeing needs of children and young people. Schools can help raise awareness by educating staff, parents and pupils about the practice to prevent it happening in the future. It is important that parents, teachers and other adults working with children know how to respond. If headteachers or other staff have any concerns they should follow their local authority's child protection procedures".

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

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Female Genital Mutilation