Concerns as forced marriage queries rise



A RISING number of young girls - with some as young as 13 - are seeking help to cope with forced marriages.
The NSPCC has said that young girls are contacting the children's charity about being forced into marriage, with 205 counselling sessions in 2016/17 - a 12 per cent increase from 2015/16. There were 6,099 visits to the Childline forced marriage page in the same year.
Children told counsellors they were frightened of being taken out of the country for marriage and reported emotional abuse by their parents about the issue. In 2016/17 the NSPCC's helpline made 48 referrals, almost... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 38
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