CSE and FGM
- child criminal exploitation (CCE), gangs and county lines
- child sexual exploitation (CSE)
- child trafficking and modern slavery
Further guidance on exploitation, including toolkits, intel forms and leaflets can be found on the Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership (KSCMP) website
Schools and settings can contact the Education Safeguarding Service for advice and guidance if they have exploitation concerns.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 ("the 2003 Act"). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.
Section 5B of the 2003 Act 1 introduces a mandatory reporting duty which requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report 'known' cases of FGM in under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police. The duty applies from 31 October 2015 onwards.
For advice and guidance please contact NSPCC FGM Helpline 08000 283550.
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) mandatory reporting
- FGM NHS
- FGM e-learning
- FGM 'The Facts' Leaflet
- Female genital mutilation: information sheet