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A teachers' union has backed calls for more information and training for school staff on how to spot the signs of "honour-based abuse".

Some forms of abuse can go undetected because teachers are unaware that they exist, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers annual conference has heard.

Since 2015, teachers have been required to report cases of female genital mutilation in under-18s to the police.

But abuses like "breast ironing" often slip through the net, the union heard.


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