Our Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a joint-initiative with the Home Office. In 2009 FMU gave advice or support to 1682 cases. 86 percent of these cases involved females and 14 percent involved males.
If you are worried you might be forced into marriage or are worried about a friend or relative see information for victims, or call us on 0207 008 0151.
Our trained professionals offer confidential advice and assistance to:
Abroad, we work with embassy staff to rescue victims who may have been held captive, raped, forced into a marriage or into having an abortion.
In the UK the FMU assists actual and potential victims of forced marriage, as well as professionals working in the social, educational and health sectors. See our pages on information for professionals and information for victims for more information.
We have a number of publications that are available free of charge including leaflets, posters, statutory and practice guidelines.
Information and practical advice for anyone affected by forced marriage, including contact details of our specialist Forced Marriage Unit.
Information for social workers, teachers, health professionals and police who may encounter cases of forced marriage, including online training.
Case studies showing examples of best practice.
Animated documentaries on the issue of forced marriages.
Setting out the processes that agencies must have in place when exercising public functions in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
The Domestic Programme Fund is an annual fund which aims to provide funding to partner agencies for small projects in the UK.
Ensuring MPs and their staff are aware of how best they can work to support constituents who may be facing forced marriage.