||<p>The CPS takes the prosecution of forced marriage seriously. Each CPS Area has a
lead prosecutor on forced marriage who works closely with the police and other prosecutors.
The CPS’s legal guidance on forced marriage assists prosecutors and is reviewed regularly.
For example, it was revised last year to address cases where the victim lacks capacity
to consent to marriage. Since April 2019, the joint police and CPS forced marriage
working group has developed training for prosecutors and agreed a protocol for the
investigation and prosecution of forced marriage. The CPS is also working with stakeholders
to identify and address the obstacles to the prosecution of forced marriage.</p>