It has emerged that Brit kids as young as nine are being forced to get married by their families. The revelation comes after official figures revealed that the Government's Forced Marriage Unit rescued around 60 kids aged 15 or under in the past four years. The cases have fuelled concerns that large numbers of children are disappearing from British schools to be forced into wedlock overseas. Karma Nirvana, a charity that runs a national helpline on forced marriage and "honour"-based crimes, revealed that in one incident a nine-year-old girl from a Pakistani family in the east Midlands was taken into council care after her parents told her she was to wed. Jasvinder Sanghera, director of Karma Nirvana, said that on average four children a month aged under 16 have contacted its helpline since it launched in April. "The youngest child we have dealt with was nine years old. The girl told her teacher she was going to be forced to marry someone and initially she was not believed," Telegraph quoted her, as saying. "Ultimately, with the help of the Forced Marriage Unit, she was dealt with through child protection procedures. She was assessed and, thankfully, taken into foster care," she added. Sanghera has urged ministers to make sure primary school kids are taught about forced marriage and given advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.Source: ANIRAS/SK << Expert Says 1 in 5 Aussies Unfit to Be a Parent Teens' Chances of Becoming Alcoholics in Adulthood Linked t... >> Recommended Reading AIDS/HIV "AIDS is an epidemic disease, a potentially preventable, deadly infection for which there is no cure, no vaccine, and it is not under control." - National Commission on AIDS, 1993. READ MORE Cystitis Cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder. Cysitis is caused by bacteria and women are more likely get an infection after sexual intercourse. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sanatogen Drug - Food Interactions Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator More News on: Height and Weight-KidsHow to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?