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Gudiance from the British Medical Association
In 2011, the government issued comprehensive multi-agency guidelines on female genital mutilation, for England and Wales. The aim of the guidance is to support frontline practitioners from health, education and social care to: * identify and prevent further incidents of female genital mutilation; * ensure that victims and potential victims receive the response and support they need; and * provide step-by-step practical guidance to sensitively handle cases of Female Genital Mutilation. Although the guidance is England and Wales focused, much of the guidance can also be applied to Scotland and Northern Ireland.