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Ocober 22nd update on FGM guidance.

Ocober 22nd update on FGM guidance.

This statutory guidance is being issued under section 5C(1) of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

1 and extends to England and Wales only. Section 5C(1) states:

"(1) The Secretary of State may issue guidance to whatever persons in England and Wales the Secretary of State considers appropriate about—

(a) the effect of any provision of this Act, or

(b) other matters relating to female genital mutilation.

(2) A person exercising public functions to whom guidance is given under this section must have regard to it in the exercise of those functions.

(3) Nothing in this section permits the Secretary of State to give guidance to any court or tribunal."

As statutory guidance issued under section 5C of the 2003 Act,

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