Publications

The Missing Link: A Joint Approach to Addressing Harmful Practices in London

Author: Sumanta Roy, Dr. Patricia Ng Ikamara Larasi, Efua Dorkenoo, & Alison Macfarlane

Publication: Imkaan, Equality Now, & City University (September, 2011)

This study was commissioned and funded by the Greater London Authority to address a knowledge gap on the needs of black, minority ethnic and refugee (BMER) women experiencing harmful practices. The specific aim of the study was to provide a document which would help to engage commissioners, funders, policy-makers and front line practitioners to improve the way London responds to harmful practices.

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Multi-agency practice guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage

Author: Forced Marriage Unit (United Kingdom)

Publication: June 2014

This guidebook from the UK’s Forced Marriage Unit provides step-by-step advice for frontline workers who may encounter survivors of forced marriage. The target audience includes health professionals, educational staff, police, children’s social care, adult social services and local authority housing.

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Forced Marriage and Learning Disabilities: Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines

Author: Rachael Clawson (Ann Craft Trust) & Pam Vallance (Judith Trust) in conjunction with the Forced Marriage Unit (United Kingdom)

Publication: December 2010

These practice guidelines have been developed to assist professionals encountering cases of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities. The guidelines draw on research undertaken by the Ann Craft Trust in partnership with the Judith Trust and statistics collected from reports to the Forced Marriage Unit.

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Forced Marriage Protection Orders

Author: HM Courts and Tribunal Services (United Kingdom)

Publication: 2013

This brief guide describes how a UK Forced Marriage Protection Order (FMPO) can help someone facing or fleeing a forced marriage and explains the procedures for obtaining an FMPO.

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Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Author: HM Government (United Kingdom)

Publication: March 2013

This document provides a guide to the legislative requirements and expectations on individual services in the UK to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and a clear framework for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services. This guide contains three subsections on forced marriage.

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