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New guidance for local authorities on forced marriage

MoJ publishes guidance as new provision come into force

The Ministry of Justice has published guidance for local authorities on how and when to make application for forced marriage orders.

The guidance covers application made by local authorities and other relevant third parties under the provisions of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 which came into force on 2 November 2009. It is available in pdf format on Family Law Week here.