Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership

Forced Marriage

What is 'Forced Marriage'?

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not or cannot consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used to force them into marriage.

Everyone has the right to choose whether to marry, who they marry and when they marry.

HM Government have useful information, support and guidance on forced marriage:

What is Forced Marriage? (Information and what you can do)

Forced Marriage: A Survivor's Handbook

Multi-agency Practice Guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage

The National Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Centre have published a leaflet on:    Child abuse linked to faith or belief