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Forced Marriage and Honour Violence - Helpline

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a 24-hour helpline to support victims of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

The new 24-hour helpline will offer emotional and practical support to vulnerable young people and adults. Fully trained staff who have the experience and expertise to identify those at risk, will be on hand to direct victims to counselling services and access to immediate emergency refuge.

The 24-hour service is available 7 days a week and is free from mobiles and landlines, call on: 0800 953 9777

A forced marriage is a criminal offence in the UK and takes place against someone’s will. Emotional, physical or financial pressure may be used to force the victim to marry, often by their family.

Honour Based Abuse is a violence crime which includes patterns of coercive behavior which can often be perpetrated by family members. This practice is used to control the victim’s behavior ‘protect’ cultural or religious beliefs. Abuse can include serious offences such as murder, rape or false imprisonment.

Who to contact

0800 953 9777
Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence Helpline

Time / Date Details

When is it on
This is a FREE 24-hour service.
Session Information
It is available 7 days a week

Record Last Updated on: 22/04/2022

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