FGM ‘increasingly performed on UK babies’ – BBC News

More Common Than You Think

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.

FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was “almost impossible to detect” as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it.

In one report, in Yorkshire, a victim was just one month old.

The National FGM Centre said it was “not surprised” that victims may be younger now.

Charity Barnardo’s and the Local Government Association – which together run the centre – said its community engagement was “key to protecting girls”.

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