- Care proceedings reform
- Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
- Data protection
- EU funding
- Flu pandemic
- Forced labour
- Forced marriage
- Forms of address
- Freedom of information
- Human rights
- Justice impact test
- Mental Capacity
- Mentally disordered offenders
- Pleural plaques former claimants payment scheme
- Referral orders
- Regulatory offences
Anyone threatened with forced marriage or forced to marry against their will can apply for a Forced Marriage Protection Order. Third parties, such as relatives, friends, voluntary workers and police officers, can also apply for a protection order with the leave of the court.
Fifteen county courts deal with applications and make orders to prevent forced marriages.
Local authorities can now seek a protection order for vulnerable adults and children without leave of the court.
The guidance explains how local authorities can apply for protection orders and provides information for other agencies.