Being forced into a marriage through threats, violence, coercion, emotional and psychological abuse if you do not consent. Some families see this as part of their religion or culture. Forced marriage is illegal however can often be done in secret. The UK have now made it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be married with a hope to protect children from being forced to marry. Forced marriage is a part of honour-based abuse.
If you feel you could be at risk you can contact:
-Rotherham Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 01709 336080
– 999 if you feel you are in immediate danger
-Forced Marriage Unit – if you think you are about to be taken abroad against your will to marry – 0207 008 0151
Forced Marriage – Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership (rscp.org.uk)