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Preventing and tackling forced marriage: Home Office consultation

Views of victims, survivors and experts sought

The Home Office has launched a consultation, 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.

The 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 involve. It also seeks views on how the current guidance on forced marriage could be improved and strengthened.

The consultation is open to everyone. The Home Office is 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.

The consultation closes on 23 January 2019.

For the consultation document, click here.