Forced marriage and school holidays

As the school holidays approach and travel restrictions are lifted, there is a risk of children being taken abroad, and being forced to marry. Forced marriage is illegal.

We need to stay alert to Signs of children and young people being in potential danger of Forced Marriage. It is important to act quickly, without alerting family members or friends who may be part of the plans.

Find out how to get help

Support for people with disabilities


Support organisations

Adult Safeguarding (Tower Hamlets Council)

Call the Assessment and Intervention team to report the abuse of a vulnerable adult, find out more information or raise a concern because you are worried about a vulnerable person.

 Tel: 0300 303 6070


SignHealth's Domestic Abuse Service is a specialist service for Deaf adults and children who have experienced or witnessed abuse. We are the only domestic abuse service in the UK that communicates with Deaf people directly, using a variety of communication methods, predominantly British Sign Language (BSL). We are a team of IDVAs, YPVAs and a children and family worker that work with professionals and the client to ensure the best support.Who the service is for?People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We support people of all genders, sexuality, and religion.

Tel: 020 3947 2600

SMS: 07800 003421



Helps children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy and other support.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Tel: 020 7383 0700 



Stay Safe East

Stay Safe East is a unique user-led organisation run by disabled people. Providing specialist and holistic advocacy and support services to disabled people from diverse communities in London who are victims/survivors of:

  • domestic or sexual violence,
  • hate crime,
  • harassment and other forms of abuse.

Monday to Thursday 10am-5pm

Mobile or SMS Text: 07865340122


For referrals or to self-refer:


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VAWG service directory

You can find lots of other useful services on the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) service directory homepage.