Nurs Stand. 2012 Mar 14-20;26(28):20-1.
Scarred for life.
Thousands of girls in the UK are at risk of female genital mutilation. A multi-agency safeguarding group in Bristol, established after a school nurse became concerned that pupils were at risk, is preventing girls from being taken out of the country to have the procedure. It raises awareness among professionals and supports families in the Sudanese and Somalian communities to speak out against the practice.
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