hide a spoon in their underwear.
The idea was they would be caught by airport screeners which would give them a chance to seek help from authorities.
Last week ministers warned that young people were at the highest risk
of being taken abroad for a forced marriage during the school holidays.
The government's forced marriage unit received 400 reports between June
and August last year, out of an annual total of 1,500.
knows for sure how many Britons are forced into marriage each year.
Estimates range from 1,500 to 5,000. More than a third of those affected
are thought to be aged under 16.
Speaking to the AFP news agency,
Natasha Rattu, Karma Nirvana's operations manager, said that when
worried youngsters ring the charity's helpline, "if they don't know
exactly when it may happen or if it's going to happen, we advise them to
put a spoon in their underwear.
"When they go through security,
it will highlight this object in a private area and, if 16 or over, they
will be taken to a safe space where they have that one last opportunity
to disclose they're being forced to marry."
The government wants teachers, doctors and airport staff to be conscious of the issue of forced marriages over the summer break.
It makes you wonder how much of this is going on in Canada and what our authorities are doing to thwart it. Surely we should have some procedures in place to deal with this but, then again, that would be racial profiling, wouldn't it?