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The Guidance for local authorities and partner agencies is intended to provide additional advice and support to frontline local authority employees when they are considering making an application as a Relevant Third Party under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 20071 (the Act).
It supplements additional statutory guidance (below), The Right to Choose: Multi-agency statutory guidance for dealing with forced marriage issued under s.63 Q(1) of the Act and Multi-agency Practice Guidelines: Handling cases of Forced Marriage, issued by the Forced Marriage Unit.
The Multi-agency Guidelines include case studies that might be helpful.
The Red Book is the acknowledged authority on practice and procedure