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In this section:
|1. What is forced marriage?|
|2. How to report forced marriage|
|3. Forced marriage support organisations|
Is someone in immediate danger? Is a crime taking place or has one just happened? If so, call 999 now and ask for the police. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
If you're being forced into a marriage, or have been forced to marry, we're here to listen and support you in any way we can.
If you're concerned about someone else and think they might be a victim of forced marriage we want to hear from you.
If you’d like to report online, you can use our online crime reporting service which is secure and confidential.
If you're concerned about a missing person who you think might be a victim of forced marriage, use our online form to report a missing person.
If you’d like to talk to someone, our national non-emergency telephone number is staffed 24/7. Call us on 101 and report what happened or just get some advice.
If you’d like to speak to someone in person, you can drop in to any of our police stations.
You can report anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers either through their website or by calling 0800 555 111.
You can contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you’re trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into.
Visit forced marriage guidance for more information.
If you or someone you know is being forced to marry out of the country, contact the FMU who can help stop this happening.
If you're already abroad contact the FMU, they can help you return safely. You can also contact the British Embassy in the country you're in.
If you're already at the airport, speak to security officers or police who'll be able to help you.
You have the right to say no if you're being made to marry someone you don't want to.