Female Genital Mutilation (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2390
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Would you be supportive of introducing non-intrusive compulsory medical checks for girls at risk of female genital mutilation, to act as a deterrent?

Answer

Answer for Female Genital Mutilation (2)

Answer for Female Genital Mutilation (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

'Non-intrusive' compulsory medical checks are not an approach I endorse. Prevention, early intervention and community engagement should be at the heart of our response to FGM along with undertaking robust enforcement action against those who perpetrate these crimes.

MOPAC sits on the London Safeguarding Children Board which oversees and coordinates safeguarding activity in the capital. FGM is a key part of my VAWG strategy refresh and features as part of the current VAWG consultation which runs until 9 August. MOPAC are encouraging boroughs and other stakeholders to respond.