Forced Marriage

A forced marriage is a marriage where one or both people do not consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used

For more information please visit:

Forced Marriage Briefing for Professionals
Information if the individual is going overseas

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/325920/FCO_FM2014_A6_web.pdf

http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk

http://ikwro.org.uk/about-us/

www.freedomcharity.org.uk

The “One-Chance” Rule

All practitioners working with victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence need to be aware of the “one chance” rule. That is, they may only have one chance to speak to a potential victim and thus they may only have one chance to save a life. This means that all practitioners working within statutory agencies need to be aware of their responsibilities and obligations when they come across a forced marriage case. If the victim is allowed to walk out of the door without support being offered, that one chance might be wasted.