Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Mother 'who had FGM performed on her in London hospital was let down by medics' 
21 January 2015

[…] The midwife said she explained the law to AB but did not take a Somalian interpreter to translate.
Ms Clarke said she had been told AB "could understand a little bit" and she was "not aware" if an interpreter was required for prenatal visits.
She added: "I felt that if I used simple language with description she would understand the information I was trying to relay to her."
Ms Clarke conceded it would have been "best practice" to have an interpreter, but said she thought she was being understood. […]

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