Bromley FGM Protocol updated for 2018

Monday June 2018

Bromley's FGM Protocol was updated in May 2018 as part of the routine cycle of updates for BSCB policies and procedures. All staff should replace their 2016 version with the updated version available in the Harmful Cultural Practices section of our website, as well as in the BSCB Policies and Procedures section.

Changes include an important new contact at University College London Hospital (UCL) Children's FGM Service who conduct medical investigation to confirm FGM as well as management of the physical and psychological implications if FGM is confirmed. (Change to paragraph 2.5)

Other changes include additional information on FGM Risk Information Sharing (RIS) and consent; Health Record of FGM; referral pathway for under 18s now includes females up to age 25 if Children Looked After, Care Leavers or those with an Education, Health and Care Plan.