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Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 – healthy relationships – forced and predatory marriage

Forced marriage is defined by the UK Government Forced Marriage Unit as a marriage without the consent of one or both parties and where duress is a factor.

What is forced marriage? (

Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities (

Predatory marriage is an emerging form of exploitation which can happen to anyone. The Torbay and Devon Safeguarding Adults Partnership wants to raise awareness so that everyone is vigilant and can help to stop predatory marriage from happening as we all have a role to play in safeguarding adults at risk.

Please see Joan’s story