UK professional guidelines (no law) on the obligation to share information where a child is at risk of significant harm (FGM is recognised as a form of abuse in the Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004)
The information was last updated in 2013 and may not accurately represent the present situation. It makes a reference to the United Kingdom as a member of the European Union and was published before the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on the 31 January 2020.
Targeted professionals: All professionals working with children.
Professional Secrecy Provisions
Conditions for disclosing information
Where a child is at risk of harm or abuse or there is suspicion of abuse
Right or duty to report
Duty to report
Wallace and Bunting (2007)
Information collecting point