Research and analysis

Forced marriage: prevalence and service response

This research paper reports on the findings of a government study that aimed to improve the understanding of the prevalence of forced marriages, and to examine the way in which services are currently responding to cases of it.

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Forced marriage: revalence and service response

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Forced marriage: revalence and service response - brief

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The DCSF, with the support of the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU), commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to carry out research on the issue of forced marriage (FM) in England. This research paper focuses on UK resident children and young people under 18 years of age.

A forced marriage is a marriage in which one or both spouses do not (or, in the case of some vulnerable adults, cannot) consent to the marriage and duress is involved. The majority of FMs involve a young female victim, but young men can also be victims. Around one-third of the cases handled by the FMU involve children under 18 years of age.

This research paper reports on the findings of a government study that aimed to improve the understanding of the prevalence of forced marriages, and to examine the way in which services are currently responding to the issue.

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