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My Marriage My Choice. Summary of Findings

Patterson, A. and Clawson, R. and McCarthy, Michelle and Fyson, R. and Kitson, D. (2018) My Marriage My Choice. Summary of Findings. Project report. Univeristy of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

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The My Marriage My Choice project (a two-year study funded by the National Institute for Health Research, School for Social Care Research) has been conducted with a view to exploring forced marriage of adults with learning disabilities1 from a safeguarding perspective. Its aim was to develop knowledge, policy and practice to support professionals in their work of safeguarding vulnerable children and adults. Forced marriage is defined as a marriage without the consent of one or both parties and where duress is a factor (UK Government Forced Marriage Unit). In a forced marriage one or both spouses do not consent, or due to lacking capacity, cannot consent to the marriage. The research project has also been conducted to raise awareness of forced marriage in order that all of those who are involved in the education, care and support of individuals who cannot effectively consent to any such undertaking, might be empowered to recognise forced marriage as such and respond appropriately.

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 18:07 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:20 UTC
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