Open consultation

Preventing and tackling forced marriage

Summary

We are seeking views on a possible mandatory reporting duty, requiring certain professionals to report cases of forced marriage, and on how government guidance should be updated.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

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.

Contact details for queries and alternate formats

Interpersonal Violence Team
Public Protection Unit
5th floor
Fry Building
Home Office
2 Marsham Street
SW1P 4DF

forcedmarriageconsultation@homeoffice.gov.uk

Documents

Forced marriage consultation document

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Forced marriage consultation document (Cymraeg)

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Ways to respond

Published 15 November 2018
Last updated 26 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. A Welsh translation of the document has been added.
  2. First published.