Teachers told to look out for signs of female genital mutilation during ‘cutting season’ – Metro News

Some girls may be at greater risk of female genital mutilation over the next few months, a charity has warned. The start of the school summer holidays at the end of July could see a spike in cases of FGM , with youngsters potentially being flown overseas to unwittingly undergo the illegal procedure.

The National FGM Centre has released advice for teachers to help them identify any potential victims of the harmful practice.

It advises teachers to look out for any female pupil who is talking about having a ‘special procedure’ done this summer.

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