Forced marriage guidance and resource pack to support schools


On 27 February new legislation was introduced in England and Wales to raise the minimum age of marriage and civil partnership to 18 years, making it a crime to cause under-18s to marry, even without coercion.

The Home Office has updated its forced marriage guidance. The main changes are in Chapter 2 (‘Understanding forced marriage’),

with minor changes made to other chapters, including education (Chapter 8).

The Home Office has published a forced marriage resource pack, bringing together key information, guidance, leaflets, videos, case studies, details of support organisations and other resources. It includes specific resources teachers can use.


Resource pack:


Dani Lang – Senior School Improvement Advisor for Safeguarding & Inclusion