Calan DVS has welcomed the announcement by the home secretary, Theresa May, announcing that ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’ is now recognised as a domestic abuse offence. The announcement was made at the end of last week with the aim of protecting victims from extreme emotional and psychological abuse.
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Polly Neate, Chief of Women’s Aid in England has also welcomed the announcement which the Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign recognises the impact that this intimate tyranny which the lies at the heart of all domestic violence. Read more….
We have been campaigning for several years to get coercive control recognised as serious, domestic abuse offence. This type of control can, in some instances, be tantamount to torture with many victims living in fear of their lives. We believe that the criminalisation of this form of abusive behaviour will go a log way in addressing the problem across the UK.