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Forced Marriage

Forced marriage is illegal, it can happen in secret and can also be planned by parents, family or religious leaders. It may involve physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse.

Forced marriage is not the same as arranged marriage. In an arranged marriage, people always have a choice about whether they get married or not.

If you think your life's in danger call 999

Multi-agency statutory guidance and practice guidelines: The right to choose: government guidance on forced marriage  

More information and support is available at the Forced Marriage Unit

You can also find information at Childline 

For local support and resources visit the RBSAB / RBSCP honour based abuse web page

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