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Warning signs

hideThe warning signs of honour based abuse can include:

 

  • Extended absence from school/college, truancy, drop in performance, low motivation, excessive parental restriction and control of movements and history of siblings leaving education to marry early.
  • Poor attendance in the workplace, poor performance, parental control of income and limited career choices.
  • Evidence of self-harm, treatment for depression, attempted suicide, social isolation, eating disorders or substance abuse.
  • Evidence of family disputes/conflict, domestic violence/abuse or running away from home.

If you are worried about a friend or relative being a victim of honour based abuse or being forced into a marriage contact us on 101 or contact the Forced Marriage Unit at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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