FOI release

Forced marriage unit: operation and running costs

How the Home Office provides assistance to forced marriage victims, including operation of helpline and internal unit running costs.


FOI release 26717

  1. How does the Home Office help forced marriage victims.
  2. How much it costs to run your unit.

We released this information on the 12 April 2013.

  1. There is a joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Unit for forced marriage. The forced marriage unit (FMU) operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases. The FMU dealt with almost 1,500 calls relating to a forced marriage last year.

  2. The total allocated to the forced marriage unit (FMU) annually is £290,000 and is a combination of Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office allocations.