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National forced marriage public consultation

A national forced marriage public consultation is currently underway. The consultation seeks views on a possible mandatory reporting duty, requiring certain professionals to report cases of forced marriage, and on how government guidance should be updated. The consultation closes at 11pm on 23 January 2019.

 

This consultation seeks views about whether it is necessary to introduce a new legal mandatory reporting duty relating to cases of forced marriage and, if it is, what such a reporting requirement would look like. It also seeks views on how the current guidance on forced marriage could be improved and strengthened.

 

The consultation is open to everyone. We are particularly interested in hearing from victims and survivors of forced marriage, those with expertise in the area of forced marriage, and relevant professionals, including those working in social care, education, the police and healthcare

 

Consultation Link  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/preventing-and-tackling-forced-marriage

 

Survey Link https://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/ForMar18/

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