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Protecting Your Home and Family Against Dark Forces

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Protecting Your Home and Family Against Dark Forces
Publication information

Ministry of Magic




The Ministry Press


Defence Against Dark Arts

"The Wizarding community is currently under threat from an organisation calling itself the Death Eaters. Observing the following simple security guidelines will help protect you, your family and your home from attack."
—The leaflet's introduction[src]

Protecting Your Home and Family Against Dark Forces is a purple pamphlet that was printed and distributed by the Ministry of Magic, when the Ministry acknowledged the Return of the Dark Lord.

Content and purpose

The pamphlets were purple with golden letters and had at least ten pages. It contained simple security guidelines that would protect a wizard under threat of Death Eater attack or impersonation. As a conscientious Ministry of Magic employee, Arthur Weasley insisted that his family attempt to implement at least some of its recommendations. It did also mention Inferi, albeit not giving a very detailed description.

Behind the scenes

  • In the Harry Potter films, this pamphlet is instead a single page public notice, similar in appearance to others seen in the films.


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