Practitioner responses to children and young people involved in forced marriage

TARR, Sukey and GUPTA, Anna (2022). Practitioner responses to children and young people involved in forced marriage. Child Abuse Review, e2740.

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Abstract: Forced marriage is recognised as a form of child abuse in the UK. Despite evidence that this is a growing problem, there is little current research concerning the responses of child protection practitioners. This article is based on a study that explored the views and experiences of a range of practitioners who had been involved with safeguarding children with respect to forced marriage. Ten semi‐structured interviews were carried out, followed by two focus groups (n = 13); these explored the challenges and best practice related to working with children at risk of or in forced marriage situations. The findings highlighted the complex nature of the work and the particular vulnerability of children affected by forced marriage. The study found that practitioners struggled to respond effectively when guidance was unclear or when they had limited knowledge and experience of forced marriage. Effective practice was associated with a high standard of interagency work locally and with practitioners who had confidence and experience and were able to work proactively and assertively.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From Wiley via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for VoR version of this article: **Journal IDs: issn 0952-9136; issn 1099-0852 **Article IDs: publisher-id: car2740 **History: published 08-02-2022; accepted 20-10-2021; rev-recd 15-10-2021; submitted 11-05-2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Original Article, Original Articles, children and young people, forced marriage, practitioner response, safeguarding
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Page Range: e2740
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 12:26
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 12:26

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