If you or someone you know is being forced into a marriage and is at risk: call the Police on 999. If your perpetrator is near you and it is not safe for you to speak, press 55 and the police will understand that you are at risk. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
If you need urgent advice, or need to get away call the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247. For specialist advice, click here for a list of organisations, but most operate on weekdays, and usually between 9.00 a.m - 5.30 pm.
From Everyone at NCFM
The festive season can pose many challenges for those of you living in hostile environments, in your communities, or facing domestic abuse at home where you should be safe.
KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE. STAY SAFE. IF AT RISK CALL THE POLICE OR THE DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE
Forced marriage is a hidden crime. It is not restricted to any single racial, ethnic, or religious community or class. Men and women, girls and boys, and transgender people are forced into marriage
This site is updated regularly. Please check for the latest news on our work.10th December was Human Rights Day. FORCED MARRIAGE IS A BREACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS.