How effective is legislation against FGM in the UK?: and how do the police respond to the issue?

Deller, Naomi (2014) How effective is legislation against FGM in the UK?: and how do the police respond to the issue? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This aim of this dissertation was to examine the ways in which legislation against FGM in the UK has so far been effective, while also investigating the role of the Police force in tackling the issue with a focus on the Police in the Hampshire area. This body of work is part of a wider project that has focussed on researching the ways different services respond to the issues of FGM in Hampshire, including midwifery services, the council and local NGOs. This particular piece has focussed on the police service in Hampshire as demonstrated in the Figure 1 below.
    Both primary and secondary research was undergone to obtain the outcome of this dissertation with primary data including interviews and correspondence with frontline professionals and secondary data in the form of a literature review. Through this research several recommendations were established in order to better the ways in which the Police service of Hampshire and the rest of the UK respond to FGM whilst also looking at the roles of other important service providers.
    The conclusion of this project is given in the form of recommendations and follows the overlaps that have been found throughout the research. These encompassed the need for frontline service providers to work more closely with each other and with communities in order to effectively prevent FGM within the UK and the need for more amendment in legislation in order to protect all vulnerable girls and women within the UK.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 11:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:45

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