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/ Diane Abbott MP welcomes the Director for Public Prosecutions’ Action Plan on Tackling FGM
‘I really welcome this. The issue has lurked in the shadows for too long, and I think it’s got to be brought into mainstream consciousness more. About 20,000 children in England and Wales are deemed "at risk" every year. The situation is similar in France, yet whereas some 100 parents and practitioners of this have been convicted in France, there has never been a single prosecution in the UK. I think many of the people who are affected by this are voiceless and unprotected, and we’ve got to do more to understand it.’
1) For more information about the DPP’s Action Plan on Tackling FGM, please call Tim McAtackney on 0203 357 0916.