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Forced Marriage Unit (Home Office)

What forced marriage is

You have the right to choose who you marry, when you marry or if you marry at all.

Forced marriage is when you face physical pressure to marry (for example, threats, physical violence or sexual violence) or emotional and psychological pressure (eg if you’re made to feel like you’re bringing shame on your family).

The Forced Marriage Unit provides Governement guidance and helpline on forced marriage and honour based violence.

If you fear you or a young person may be forced into a marriage overseas, contact the Forced Marriage Unit.

Call 999 in an emergency.

A trained professional will give you free advice on what to do next.

They can also help you:

  • find a safe place to stay
  • stop a UK visa if you’ve been forced to sponsor someone

Information and practice guidelines for professionals protecting, advising and supporting victims is available on


Who to contact

Forced Marriage Unit
0207 008 0151

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Age Suitability

Age Range
From 18 years, 0 months


This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations