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A forced marriage is where one or both people do not consent (or in cases of people with learning or physical disabilities, cannot consent) to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used to force them to marry.
The pressure put on people to marry against their will can be:
If you, or anyone you know, think they are at risk of being forced into a marriage, it is important that you tell a trusted adult like a school nurse or a teacher as soon as possible. In an emergency you should call the police on 999.
There are ways that you can be protected so that you don’t have to go through with the marriage. For confidential support, help and advice you can contact:
Leave the following information with a trusted friend, or the Forced Marriage Unit:
If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse..
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