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My Marriage My Choice. Case Study Collection: Learning from case studies of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities

Clawson, R. and Patterson, A. and Fyson, R. and Kitson, D. and McCarthy, Michelle (2018) My Marriage My Choice. Case Study Collection: Learning from case studies of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities. Project report. Univeristy of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

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Abstract

This document tells the stories of people with learning disabilities who have been forced to marry, to raise the profile of a little understood issue and contribute to a shift in thinking that will improve safeguarding policy and practice. Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities is different to forced marriage of people without learning disability. As such, it is often not recognised as forced by families, faith leaders or professionals. Some professionals see it as a ‘cultural issue’ and fear being seen as racist or culturally insensitive. This all impacts upon safeguarding policy and practice.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Forced marriage, Learning disabilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70152 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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