The NSPCC has described the criminalisation of forced marriage as "a huge step forward which we hope will deter those plotting against their own children".
Many young people who call our ChildLine service about this issue are frightened, concerned and feel control of their lives is being wrenched from them.
We have produced an animation that will help allay their fears and encourage them to contact us for help and advice.
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