Recommendation ID

Recognition of risk and prevention of 'honour-based' violence and forced marriage:- What interventions are effective and cost effective in:
- improving practitioners' recognition of children who are at risk of or experiencing 'honourbased' violence and forced marriage?
- preventing 'honour-based' violence and forced marriage?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important- There is a lack of evidence from the UK about how practitioners can be supported to recognise children and young people who are at risk of or experiencing 'honour-based' violence, and how to prevent it. There is also little evidence showing which interventions are most effective for recognising young people at risk of forced marriage and for preventing such marriages from taking place. The government's The right to choose: multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with
forced marriage (2014) explains the issues around forced marriage, provides a clear definition and distinction from arranged marriage, lists some of the potential warning signs or indicators, and recommends organisational approaches to dealing with forced marriage. However, the effectiveness of these approaches has not been evaluated.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Child abuse and neglect
Date issued
October 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2017