Luciana Berger – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Luciana Berger on 2014-03-13.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the proportion of calls made to the NSPCC reporting female genital mutilation cases that have been passed on to the police.

Norman Baker

[holding answer 18 March 2014]

The NSPCC’s FGM helpline received 174 contacts between its launch in June 2013 and 28 February 2014. Of this number, 75 have been referred on to the relevant police force. There were 35 contacts from professionals seeking advice on the correct procedures to follow in regard to a child at risk of FGM. The other 64 contacts were more general enquiries relating to FGM.