Last month just under 1,000 women and girls were treated in London hospitals for female genital mutilation.
Today new government FGM protection powers have been announced which includes the confiscation of passports of girls at risk.
The aim is to stop them being taken abroad for mutilation.
London Live’s reporter James Banks. Explains how the new powers will be enforced, and how it will work logistically and in terms of the victims anonymity.