FGM Protection Orders used to help protect girls

FGM is illegal in the UK and it’s also illegal to take a British national or permanent resident abroad so FGM can take place. Those who carry out FGM or help the practice take place can face prison sentences of up to 14 years. Monday February 6 marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM[…]

Report abuse online

Any allegation of abuse against children should be reported, however small they may seem. Incidents of online abuse should be reported to your local police immediately. There are also organisations that specialise in online child protection and safety that should be informed of any acts of online abuse against children. You can use the links[…]

Domestic violence ‘reaching crisis’

Domestic violence against women in the UK has reached “crisis” proportions, according to a hard-hitting report released recently. One in four British women will experience abuse at the hands of a partner during their lives. The same proportion will be sexually assaulted or raped – normally by someone they know. ‘Culture of tolerance’ These shocking[…]