The Chief Social Worker for Adults has launched a new set of resources in partnership with Women’s aid and Ripfa to help social workers identify controlling and coercive behaviour.
In December 2015, a new offence of controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship was brought into law under the Serious Crime Act 2015. The law recognises that a pattern of coercive control lies at the root of domestic abuse. These resources aim to support social workers and others to respond appropriately to any disclosures or observations of controlling and coercive behaviour. Please see below link to the resources, blogs by both Lyn and Polly Neate- CEO of Women’s aid with information about the resources and an article by Community Care.