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Domestic Abuse Information Leaflets

Home Office Forced Marriage Guidance

The below documents have been issues by the Home Office Forced Marriage Unit, providing guidance for professionals and survivors.

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not (or in cases of people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. This is an indefensible practice and is recognised in the UK as a form of violence against women and men, domestic/child abuse and a serious abuse of human rights.