Guidance

Forced marriage: information leaflets, statutory guidance, practice guidelines for support organisations

The FCO's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has a number of publications that are available free of charge; ordering details are given at the base of the page.

Documents

What is forced marriage?

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‘What is a forced marriage?’ (LGBT) Leaflet

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Survivors handbook

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Handling cases of forced marriage: multi-agency practice guidelines (English)

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Handling cases of forced marriage: multi-agency practice guidelines (Welsh)

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The right to choose: multi-agency statutory guidance

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Forced Marriage and Learning Disabilities: Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines (English)

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Forced Marriage and Learning Disabilities: Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines (Welsh)

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Forced Marriage leaflet

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Forced Marriage card

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Forced Marriage Proctetion Orders

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Forced Marriage Protection Orders: how can they protect me?

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Poster (English)

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Poster (English and Arabic)

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Poster (English and Bengali - size A2)

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Poster (English and French)

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Poster (English and Gujarati)

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Poster (English and Hindi)

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Poster (English and Kurdish)

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Poster (English and Punjabi)

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Poster (English and Somali)

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Poster (English and Swahili)

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Poster (English and Urdu - size A2)

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Detail

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) has a number of publications that are available free of charge. These range from leaflets and posters to statutory and practice guidelines.

If you would like to order hard copies of these publications, please email your request to fmu@fco.gov.uk. Your email should clearly state:

  • which publications you would like (please see list below)
  • how many of each publication you require
  • your full postal address and a contact number

While there are no set limits on how many copies you can order, we ask that you think realistically about how many you need. If we are unable to send you part of your order, we will contact you to let you know. We aim to despatch all requests within 10 working days.

Alternatively, you can download copies below.

Outreach programme

If you are ordering our publications for use at an event, you may be interested to know that we run an outreach programme across the UK. We can speak on forced marriage at conferences or run training workshops for large groups. If would like us to attend your event, or would like to find out more about events happening in your area, please contact us at fmuoutreach@fco.gov.uk.