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A practical account of the range of civil and criminal proceedings in child abuse cases
Explores the roles and powers of local authorities with an emphasis on understanding the...
'FGM is child abuse and the government is committed to tackling and preventing this harmful and unacceptable practice.Changes are also being introduced to grant victims of FGM lifelong anonymity from the time an allegation is made to help them report this highly personal offence to the police.
'We are introducing an unprecedented package of measures to strengthen protection for victims, encourage them to report the crime to the police and get support. We also want to prosecute those who knowingly let this terrible abuse happen to children they are responsible for.
'We know that legislation alone cannot eradicate this unacceptable practice. But it is important that we change the law where necessary.'