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Avon and Somerset procedure, policy and figures on Female Genital Mutilation

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Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please can you tell me.

1. Since 2009 how many concerns/incidences/reports of Female Genital Mutilation have there been in your constituency?

2. Since 2009 how many arrests have been made over Female Genital Mutilation?

3. How much training is given to staff on Female Genital Mutilation?

4. How many times since 2009 have the police been contacted by other publicly funded bodies (hospitals/ social workers/ midwives etc) where there has been a concern regarding Female Genital Mutilation?

5. What is police policy and procedure when dealing with Female Genital Mutilation?

Yours faithfully,

Gosel Tom-Baird

#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

 

 

 

 

 

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Private Our Reference 231/14

Gosel Tom-Baird Your reference  
Date 27^th February
[FOI #199568 email] 2014

 

Dear Mr Tom-Baird,

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 26^th
February 2014 relating to Female Genital Mutilation. This request will be
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act. In some
circumstances, Avon and Somerset Constabulary may be unable to achieve
this deadline if consideration needs to be given to the public interest
test. If this is likely, you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

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#Freedom of Information Requests, Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ

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Private Our Reference 231/14

Gosel Tom-Baird Your reference  

[FOI #199568 email] Date 24 March 2014

 

 

 

Dear Mr Tom-Baird

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 26^th
February concerning Female Genital Mutilation.

 

Specifically you asked:

1. Since 2009 how many concerns/incidences/reports of Female Genital
Mutilation have there been in your constituency?

42

 

2. Since 2009 how many arrests have been made over Female Genital
Mutilation?

We have made 3 arrests and there was one voluntary attender who was
interviewed.

 

3. How much training is given to staff on Female Genital Mutilation?

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is included in training for student
officers/ PCSOs and relevant specialist staff in the following areas:-
Honour based Violence and Forced Marriage;  Safeguarding related training
and Specialist Child Abuse Investigators’ training.

 

The numbers of staff who have received training are as follows:-

o Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage:-  840
o Safeguarding ( face to face training as opposed to  via generic
digital learning completion ) :- 39
o Specialist Child Abuse Investigators:- 34

 

4. How many times since 2009 have the police been contacted by other
publicly funded bodies (hospitals/ social workers/ midwives etc) where
there has been a concern regarding Female Genital Mutilation?

32

 

5. What is police policy and procedure when dealing with Female Genital
Mutilation?   

The Police follow the South West Child policy & procedures

[1]http://www.online-procedures.co.uk/swcpp...

 

All reports to the police are recorded within the crime recording database
as crimes/incidents or Intel reports and are all overseen by the Public
Protection Unit Investigation teams and Safeguarding units and are all
thoroughly investigated. 

 

In Bristol, Avon & Somerset Police are part of The Female Genital
Mutilation (FGM) Delivery and Safeguarding Partnership, which is a group
of statutory agencies, voluntary groups, charities and members of
Bristol’s local communities working together with the common goal of
stopping FGM. This group reports to the Bristol Safeguarding Children
Board (BSCB) and the Bristol Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy Group
coordinated by Safer Bristol.

 

Purpose

o To provide a Bristol-wide, multi-agency response to Female Genital
Mutilation that aligns with national policy and local need
o To ensure multi-agency co-ordination of all work relating to FGM in
Bristol
o To ensure that all work relating to FGM is communicated to and linked
with the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and the Violence and
Abuse Against Women and Girls Strategy Group
o To raise the profile of the FGM Delivery and Safeguarding Partnership
and partner agencies’ work

 

Objectives:

o To review and support the development and provision of all local work
around FGM including the following:

Work with young people relating to FGM,

FGM community development work,

Services for adult women who have undergone FGM,

The engagement of men and people of influence with FGM work

 

o To raise awareness of the health implications of FGM amongst
professionals and the public.
o To raise awareness of the illegality of FGM amongst professionals and
the public.
o To develop and revise guidelines and training for professionals
relating to FGM in line with local and national guidance and
legislation.
o To identify gaps in agencies’ knowledge.
o To encourage detection and referrals and multi-agency sharing of
information related to FGM.
o To coordinate the annual FGM summer campaign.
o To share local learning and expertise further afield.
o To provide an annual report to the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board
and the Bristol Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy Group on activity
around FGM.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

C Quartey

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

Please note:

1.     Requests and responses may be published on Avon and Somerset
Constabulary’s website (within 24 hours), some of which may contain a link
to additional information, which may provide you with further
clarification.

2.     Whilst we may verbally discuss your request with you in order to
seek clarification, all other communication should be made in writing.

3.     Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with the right to
request a re-examination of your case under its review procedure (copy
attached).

 

 

 

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