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National FGM Centre: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 210633, tabled on 21 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the funding arrangements of the National FGM Centre after 2020.

Answered on

29 January 2019

In July 2017, the department made over £1.6 million available from our Innovation Programme to Barnardo’s to run the National FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Centre for three years. The proportion of the centre’s costs to be paid by the department reduces year by year, with the centre to be self-sustaining from April 2020. The University of Bedfordshire is evaluating the centre and the evaluation is due to be completed by July this year.