Coercive Control - Research Practice for Adults
- Category: Domestic Violence
- Created: Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:58
- Written by Alecomm2
This website is for social workers and other health and social care practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in working with situations of coercive control.
Coercive control is now recognised as the behaviour that underpins domestic abuse. It is a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away the victim’s sense of self, minimising their freedom of action and violating their human rights.
The Serious Crime Act 2015 creates a new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships (section 76). The new offence closes a gap in the law around patterns of controlling or coercive behaviour in an ongoing relationship between intimate partners or family members. This website brings together a set of resources to support social workers to put the law into practise
Source : http://coercivecontrol.ripfa.org.uk