By Children & Young People Now
London teachers, health visitors and the police are among professionals in line to receive multi-agency guidance on female genital mutilation (FGM).
The guidance, which has been developed by the London Safeguarding Children Board, is the culmination of a year-long project that explored how to protect children and young people at risk of suffering FGM.
It also suggests how workers can broach the subject by offering professionals a template for how to question a child or young person at risk of FGM.
The resource pack will be launched on 26 November at a school in the London borough of Southwark.
Research carried out in 2007 that found up to 24,000 girls under the age of 15 were at risk of FGM.