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Consultation launched on statutory guidance of forced marriages

The Forced Marriage Unit (a joint Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Home Office initiative) has launched a consultation on the statutory guidance which the Government intends to issue under the provisions of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 which will set out the responsibilities of all agencies dealing with forced marriage issues.

This consultation is an opportunity for practitioners and the public to comment on the draft guidance. It lays out statutory requirements that agencies must have with regards to tackling this issue, which will build on their existing responsibilities to protect children and vulnerable adults.

The guidance will play a key role in the fight against forced marriage. It will make sure victims and potential victims receive the response and support they need.

The closing date for this consultation is 15 October 2008.

For further information visit

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/fco-in-action/nationals/forced-marriage-unit/fmconsultation

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Asif Yusuf

 

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