My Marriage My Choice

Project News for June 2017

Making Research Count Workshop – Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities: Reasons, risks and responses

During June, Rachael Clawson, the Project-lead, and Rachel Fyson a co-applicant on the My Marriage My Choice project delivered a Learning Disability Services 2017 SCWRU & Making Research Count, CPD-certified workshop exploring specific aspects of working with people with learning disabilities. The forum engages speakers who are conducting current research to provide research messages with a practice focus, to promote discussion and debate. Their workshop was entitled Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities: Reasons, risks and responses.

Forced marriage awareness film

We will shortly begin filming for an awareness film to be targeted mainly at people with learning disabilities and their parents/carers, though it will also be highly relevant for faith/community leaders and health and social care professionals. 

Data Collection and Analysis

We are coming towards the end of our interviews and focus groups and have this month been pleased to meet with participants in London and Yorkshire.  We are very grateful for the time that people have taken to participate.  We would still very much like to hear in particular from faith leaders who would be willing to participate.

Working Group – Assessing capacity

July will see the first meeting of the working group that is developing materials and resources that will support practitioners in undertaking capacity assessments, particularly in the context of forced marriageof people with learning disabilities.


Posted on Friday 30th June 2017

My Marriage My Choice

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