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09 May, 2017

ITV Piece on Coercive Control

This month we are campaigning to raise awareness about coercive control. We worked with ITV to tell one woman’s story and to highlight the training we have been doing with police around how to spot the signs of coercive control.

Coercive control is when a person repeatedly behaves in a way that makes another person feel controlled, isolated or scared. This could include isolating someone from their friends and family, controlling their finances, monitoring what they do and where they go, putting them down and making them feel worthless or threatening to harm them, their child(ren) or property. There is not a definitive list of behaviours, as the abuser will use various means to establish controlling or coercive behaviour. Coercive control is a criminal offence in England and Wales

To watch ITV’s piece in full, please click here.

To find out more about coercive control, please click here.

 

If you're affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence or any other form of VAWG you can contact the @LiveFearFree Helpline 0808 8010800

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