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New Resources on Forced Marriage

Date: Monday, 03rd Apr 2023 | Category: General

Following the changes in legislation to the legal age for marriage in England and Wales, the Home Office has published a new resources pack. The pack is designed to provide frontline professionals with more resources on forced marriage.

It includes:

  • Case studies of people who have experienced forced marriage;
  • Resources produced by both statutory and non-statutory organisations; government guidance on forced marriage;
  • Links to support organisations and helplines which can assist people who may be at risk of forced marriage.

As a result of learning from a recent Child Safeguarding Practice Review Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board have replaced the Forced Marriage policy which previously sat on the Boards website with a dedicated section on Forced Marriage in its guidance library here .