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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

If you are worried about the welfare or safety of a child or young person

Email: mashagency@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 6660

Forced Marriage - Right to Choose

This document sets out the duties and responsibilities of agencies with the aim of protecting children and adults facing forced marriage. It does not attempt to replicate existing safeguarding guidance but should form part of all the existing child and adult protection structures, policies and procedures.

The document highlights specific arrangements that may inadvertently place a victim at risk of harm. These include failure to share information appropriately between agencies, the involvement of families, breaches of confidentiality and all forms of family counselling, mediation, arbitration and reconciliation.

Full Guidance:            The right to choose: government guidance on forced marriage - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Free E-Learning:        Awareness of Forced Marriage

Learning outcomes:

  • Recognise the warning signs of forced marriage.
  • Take the right actions to help protect the potential victim.
  • Cooperate effectively with other agencies.


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