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Doctors, nurses and teachers ‘still fear raising alarm over FGM’

Doctors, nurses and teachers ‘still fear raising alarm over FGM’

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
27/04/2018
Sharia Watch

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Doctors, nurses and teachers are still nervous of being branded racist if they speak to families about , a leading researcher said. Professor Hazel Barrett, an expert in FGM, has developed an app to give professionals the confidence to flag up their concerns if they think a girl is at risk of being cut. She said that despite campaigns, many professionals are still unaware of their legal responsibilities, nervous about how to broach the issue, and concerned about being called racist and rejected by communities they work with.