We achieve this by placing informative material in schools, running schools programmes and by using social media such as a web site, Facebook, Twitter and apps.
Helpline We have the first 24 hour seven days a week Helpline in the country. The Help-line 0845 607 0133 and Textline text ‘4freedom’ to 88802 are manned by trained professionals to help victims of forced marriage and their friends who are seeking help, support and advice.
Schools Freedom’s schools program is being run throughout the UK. Freedom's aim is for every teenager to receive a copy of "But It's Not Fair". We have produced a set of resources such as lesson plans, workshops and activities, consistent with the National Curriculum, for teachers to deliver to all their students, as it is usually the friends of potential victims who are best positioned to raise the alarm.
Keith Vaz MP supports the book and sent this message "...This book in a very simple and straightforward way provides the message better than anything that I have seen. I think it is very important that every school in England, Wales and Scotland should have a copy of this book so children and young people can understand exactly what is going on."
Partners We work together with the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, police forces and the National Council of Women as well other organisations to provide a comprehensive and unique service that enables friends of those who may be facing a forced marriage to help and support potential victims.
App - We have developed an App with the signs of forced marriage and a Help button linking directly to our Helpline. In an emergency, the smartphone GPS facility can be used to track the caller and alert the police in that area. This is a unique service that Freedom Charity believes will save lives
Social Media - Freedom Charity has a social media strategy using Facebook ,Twitter and YouTube. Freedom is also developing an interactive website for students, teachers and other professionals working with children. This is designed to not only empower young people to be equipped to save the life of their best friend, but also to use social media as a positive platform to engage themRead Less