It is important that people understand that forced marriages are a crime and no person should be forced into doing anything they don’t want to. People should speak up if they were forced into this or are in the process of being pressured into this. If anyone is frightened or scared and have no one to turn to they can contact Childline.
- Childline’s number is 0800 11 11. Adults worried about a child can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000
There is a new law tackling forced marriage that has been introduced by the government in the 2014 Anti- Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.