My Marriage My Choice

Project News – December 2017

Project News – December 2017

My Marriage My Choice team help to celebrate 25 years of the Ann Craft Trust (ACT)

The My Marriage My Choice team were thrilled to take part in the ACT conference which celebrated 25 years of the trust’s pioneering work on safeguarding. The team reported their findings around assessing capacity to marry obtained through interviews and focus groups conducted earlier this year.

Launch of Resources

March 2018 will see the launch of a range of resources.  The research findings, awareness film, case studies and tool-kit to support practitioners in assessing mental capacity to marry will all be made publicly available so please keep an eye on the website for the events to be held in Nottingham and London in spring 2018.  

Extension of Project to include Registrars

We are pleased to inform you too that work will continue through the spring and summer of next year as we have secured agreement from our funders that we can extend the project for a few months with a view to conducting more interviews; this time of registrars (of births, deaths and marriages).  We have not so far spoken with this group of practitioners but feel they have a wealth of experience that would enhance our research findings.  We are therefore keen to hear from anyone who might help us to arrange some such interviews or who are registrars willing to be interviewed.  (There are various ways of contacting us – please see our contacts page).

Finally, we wish to thank everyone who has been involved with our project this year; whether as research participants or in other capacities.  We very much appreciate your assistance in making known and exploring the issue of forced marriage as it relates to people with learning disabilities.

The university will close from Friday of this week and so we send……

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year from the My Marriage My Choice project team!

Posted on Monday 18th December 2017

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