Abuse can be physical, mental, economic and take the form of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’. Abusers may not realise that what they are doing is wrong and harmful. That is no excuse.¬†

Controlling, coercive behaviour can leave lifelong scars on both men, women and children invisible to the naked eye.

The Home office and the Minitry of Justice published an update on the 10th May 2021 in relation to the information relating to the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill in the House of Commons on 3 March 2020.

‘The Home Office has undertaken a review of the controlling or coercive behaviour offence, which was introduced in December 2015’.

The sooner this type of behaviour is recognised and dealt with the earlier people can seek the help needed to heal and to free them from the hold another has on them. Do not suffer in silence. Help is available.

Further information, guidance¬† on the steps being taken and the research being done can be seen in the Home Office’s fact sheet: