ACPO FGM Proposal

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1702
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor support ACPOs call for tighter laws to be introduced to increase the likelihood of prosecution of those who carry out female genital mutilation and of the parents who let it happen to their daughters?

Answer

Answer for ACPO FGM Proposal

Answer for ACPO FGM Proposal

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. I have also called for mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases by public service professionals to increase the likelihood of a prosecution and to safeguard young women and girls at risk.

I have also established a Harmful Practices Taskforce which is developing a pilot initiative to try and improve the identification and local response to FGM and other harmful practices.