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Report by MPs says more prosecutions for FGM needed

The report says there aren't enough prosecutions for female genital mutilations Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A report published by MPs today says there needs to be more prosecutions for Female Genital Mutilation.

The Commons Home Affairs Committee revealed that in the last five years 1,500 cases of FGM were recorded at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, but there have been no successful prosecutions in the UK in the last 20 years.

Keith Vaz is from the Home Affairs Select Committee.


Leicester City Council: 'We failed at keeping children safe'

Hundreds of vulnerable children in Leicester have been put at risk after the City Council failed to allocate a social worker to those who needed one.

Two senior staff members have left the authority over the issue and now the City Mayor's has put himself in charge of turning around the Children's Services Department.

Sir Peter Soulsby says he will take 'urgent and swift action' to make sure children across the city are kept safe.

In January, Ofsted inspected the children's services department at Leicester. Ofsted will publish its final conclusions on Friday 20th March.


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