Literature and legislation
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.
Non EU countriesHealth, ViolenceImmigration Rules (HC395) (referring to the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees) (United Kingdom)
If there is a well-founded fear, which includes evidence that FGM is knowingly tolerated by the auth...
Targeted professionals: Providers of health care services Professional Secrecy Provisions...
Targeted professionals: Psychologists Professional Secrecy Provisions...
PolandHealth, ViolenceUstawa z dnia 5 grudnia 1996 r. o zawodach lekarza i lekarza dentysty, Dz.U. 2011 nr 277 poz. 1634 (Act of 5 December 1996, the professions of doctor and dentist)
Targeted professionals: Doctors, dentists Professional Secrecy Provisions...
Non EU countriesHealth, ViolenceUK 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)
Targeted professionals: All professionals working with children. Professional Secrecy Provisions...