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Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction)(Scotland) Act 2011

Section 11: Guidance

24.This section provides that the Scottish Ministers must issue guidance to such persons as they consider appropriate about the effect of any of the provisions in Part 1 before section 1 comes into force. This section also provides that the Scottish Ministers may, if they wish, give guidance to such persons as they consider appropriate on other matters relating to forced marriage (such as practitioner guidance covering information sharing, data collection, risk assessment and safety planning that will assist those working with victims of forced marriage to ensure their safety). A person exercising public functions to whom any such guidance is given must have regard to it in exercising those functions.

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