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Every year, British Asian's with learning difficulties are getting married and, with the right support, they are living happily ever after, but there is also a devastating reality that 1 in 5 forced marriages involve a person with learning difficulties and there are fears that the figure is vastly under reported. Vulnerable young people and adults are put at risk of physical, emotional and sexual abuse but it needn't be this way. In this documentary Konnie Huq hears the stories from those caught up in illegal marriages and the Force Marriage Unit reveals exclusively to the Asian Network the new guidance that they hope will save learning disabled young people and adults from potentially life threatening situations.
If you require any further help or information with regards to the issues raised in this programme then you can get in touch with the following organisations; all call and queries are treated in confidence.
:Ann Craft Trust
Tel 0115 9515232
:Forced Marriage Unit
Tel. 0207 008 0151 or (004 4207 0080151 if overseas).
Tel 080 880 28686
Producer : Nicola Humphries
Series Producer: Perminder Khatkar.