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Definition of Forced Marriage

Definition of Forced Marriage

The definition of a Forced Marriage is

"when one or more parties do not consent to the marriage

or consent is obtained using duress"

 

Our focus for collaborative working with agencies will include:-

Signposting victims to appropriate services and provide agency intervention information where appropriate.

Provide forced marriage sessions to community groups, schools, professionals working with BME groups (both statutory and voluntary) and the police where applicable.

Work with staff within the CPS, so staff are better informed of forced marriage issues and can therefore apply appropriate sentencing. 

The Halo Project Charity helps individuals to get the help they need as well as providing assistance to safeguarding agencies so they can provide the necessary intervention as and when needed. Our forced marriage partnership work ensures we are raising the awareness to professionals so they are informed of the risks and can offer protection to individuals.

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