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The right to choose: government guidance on forced marriage

Date:13 MAR 2023
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Following a Consultation, the Government has released revised guidance on the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme which aims to help front-line officers and those who work in the area of public protection apply the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.


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This guidance document comprises:

  • statutory guidance on forced marriage for all persons and bodies who exercise public functions in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults
  • multi-agency practice guidelines on handling cases of forced marriage, for front line workers, including:
    • health professionals
    • educational staff
    • police
    • children’s social care
    • adult social services
    • local authority housing staff
    • registrars
    • staff working at the UK border

Read it in full here.

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